Apollo Crowned, oil on linen, 48 x 38" (122 x 96 cm)

International Artist - - Master Painters Of The World -

I feel the idea of God/the Gods sud­denly ap­pear­ing and tak­ing ac­tion in our sim­ple mor­tal lives cuts right to the core of our hu­man psy­chol­ogy. This paint­ing de­picts Apollo, The Greek/ro­man God of sun­light, sci­ence, medicine, mu­sic, chil­dren, and the an­a­lyt­i­cal mind, as he ap­pears to a child and of­fers her in­struc­tion in a mu­sic les­son. Whilst do­ing so, he is crowned with lau­rels by the arms of Daphne, an­other as­pect of his myth. The cen­tral place­ment, and im­pos­ing char­ac­ter, of Apollo is in­tended to func­tion in an icono­graphic mode.

Typ­i­cal of my stan­dard work­ing method, this paint­ing was first worked out from graphite draw­ings of the mod­els. Those stud­ies were then trans­ferred as a line draw­ing, or car­toon, to the can­vas in or­der to cre­ate the paint­ing.

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