Classical Sculptures Art

“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Some of my recent paintings have changed direction after ten years experience painting mainly animals. I have reached the blissful and fulfilling transition towards this alluring style of work. Classical sculptures embody emotions for many people, they touch on deep feelings and profound understanding. I am really looking forward to explore further into this subject with my oil painting techniques.

'Inner Balance'

 

 When I visited Holland around five years ago with my family, I picked up the inspiration of my painting 'The Inner Balance' during a tour of the Rusk Museum. I was enchanted by this sculpture ~ ' L'Amour Menacant ' by Falconet, and brought home a postcard of the statue. 

Being my Mother's favourite subject, I was roused to pick up my brushes and expand my new style of Classical Paintings, as my dear Mother never explored this mode of expression on this topic that she held so dear.

I endeavour for the titles of my work to have profound meaning and yet the leniency of open interpretation for its audience. Following my previous painting 'Forgiveness', I required a similarly suitable name for this composition of the cherub that would capture the innocence of a child and yet equivocation of expression carved on this sculptures face. 'Inner Balance' established the desired notion of this painting.

The inborn passion I have for this subject is translated through the anthropological realism in fine details, capturing the nuances of my subjects with verve.

'Forgiveness'

The deepest feelings ignited within me while creating this painting. My inspiration flourished through my research into the Michelangelo sculpture ‘Pietra of the Mary’ and the ‘Young Hercules’ by Alessandro Farnese.

At that moment, I was enlightened as I envisioned the composition depicting both of these classic sculptures on one painting.

Some of my recent paintings have changed direction after ten years experience painting mainly animals. I have reached the blissful and fulfilling transition towards this alluring style of work. Classical sculptures embody emotions for many people, they touch on deep feelings and profound understanding. I am really looking forward to explore further into this subject with my oil painting techniques.​

The name for this painting that came to my mind was ‘Forgiveness’...that all humans deserve to experience in their lives.

'Mars'

“Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting,

but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable."

~ Alexander the Great

The concept behind this piece is for me to create two paintings ~ Mars and Venus. Male and female classical large-scale heads to be hung as a pair, side by side. I have now completed 'Mars' after three months work. 'Venus' my female sculpture painting is yet to be painted.

This is 'Mars', a painting of Alexander III of Macedon which took me three months to complete, using Old Holland Acrylics. The background composition is one of my signature style, with extra depth to compliment the sculpture's portrait. Old Holland Acrylics enabled me to create the stone effects of the face of the marble. Throughout the length of time this painting took me to work on, the most time was spent on detailing the distinctive features of this magnificent portrait.

 

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