What is some well-known mermaid art?


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The most well-known mermaid art is the statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen Harbor. It was created by Edvard Eriksen in 1913 to commemorate Hans Christian Andersen's story. Many famous Victorian paintings featured mermaids or sirens.

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Among the Victorian paintings are John William Waterhouse's 1900 work "Mermaid" at the Royal Academy and Herbert James Draper's 1909 work "Ulysses and the Sirens" at the Ferens Art Gallery. American painter Howard Pyle's 1910 oil painting "The Mermaid," displayed at the Delaware Art Museum, is also well known. The most reproduced mermaid artwork is the Starbucks logo. The original Nordic mermaid with two tails, heavily stylized into a commercial logo, is printed on every cup it serves.

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