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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
Inspired by the work of Rubens. My "comments" on classical European art involve abstraction and attention to figurative movement which I consider dynamic and providing a robust energy often missing in modern art. The narrative and metaphors involved in the conflict between these two important figures in Roman history are mirrored today in our own political conflicts. The challenge of abstracting complex battle scenes requires patience and persistence because "not all dabs are equal" in the sense that size, shape, and hue all add or detract from the effect depending on the success or failure of the combination of shapes and color harmonies. In this instance, a harmonious whole has been sustained through a process of trial and error, assisted by patience and time to contemplate the result at various stages of its development.
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