Description The Flying Dutchman is without a doubt the most well-known of all ghost ships. Although much of its story is legend, it is based on fact - a vessel captained by Hendrick Vanderdecken, who set sail in 1680 from Amsterdam to Batavia, a port in Dutch East India. According to the legend, Vanderdecken's ship encountered a severe storm as is was rounding the Cape of Good Hope. Vanderdecken ignored the dangers of the storm - thought by the crew to be a warning from God - and pressed on. Battered by the tempest, the ship foundered, sending all aboard to their deaths. As punishment, they say, Vanderdecken and his ship were doomed to ply the waters near the Cape for eternity.
Dragica MICKI FORTUNA, Ljubljana Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement "At my age, I can be so crazy creative as I want to be"
Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She attended the University of Ljubljana, postgraduate studies from chemical science and graduated from economics.
After retirement, attended lectures at the Academy of fine arts and design in Ljubljana, and attended the advanced courses in drawing and painting.
In the paintings she reflects an optimist by nature and leon by horoscope.
She practices drawing by pastel, painting by acryl and mixed technique, she occupy oneself with photography and recently with digital art. She is currently devoted to her passion for encaustic paintings
She presenting her art works at individual and collective exhibitions at home and abroad.