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Alexander Ponomarev: Sea Stories, Calvert 22 | reviews, news & interviews

Alexander Ponomarev: Sea Stories, Calvert 22

Alexander Ponomarev: Sea Stories, Calvert 22

Epic nautical installations by Russian artist communicate a sense of wonder

Moored in Venice: One of Alexander Ponomarev's brightly festooned submarines

As well as being a great artist, Leonardo da Vinci designed machine guns, tanks and cluster bombs and worked out how to build a submarine; but so appalled was he by the potential of this last invention that he coded his notes to prevent anyone using them to instigate what he called "murder at the bottom of the seas".

As well as being a great artist, Leonardo da Vinci designed machine guns, tanks and cluster bombs and worked out how to build a submarine; but so appalled was he by the potential of this last invention that he coded his notes to prevent anyone using them to instigate what he called "murder at the bottom of the seas".

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