Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion is an 1812 oil painting by John Martin. It has been called "The most famous of the British romantic works...;" it was the first of Martin''s characteristically dramatic, grand, grandiose large pictures, and anchored the development of the style for which Martin would become famous. The painting shows a tiny human figure climbing in a mountain landscape. The man struggles to surmount a rocky outcrop beside a pool and waterfall; more jagged cliffs and peaks loom in the background, vastly receding.