Wednesday, 24 June 2015


As a student of art history I have always been drawn to the strong foreshortening of Mantegna’s Lamentation of Christ.  When I saw a friend drying out after a swim in the same pose it seemed like the perfect compositional choice to depict a Sage.  Much more akin to Manet’s portrayal of the same subject there is no overt mysticism or spirituality.  He is simply a contemporary character completely at ease in his surroundings.

30" x 40"
oil on canvas

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