Checkmate


Nigeria

Painting
Size: 32 H x 24 W x 1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

Checkmate - The imbalance of resources and the need for a sustainable environment.
My oil on canvas painting was inspired by our need to care for the environment. It depicts 3 mythical Muses looking unhappily at the scales in their care. There is an imbalance of demand and proliferation of cities and slums against the availability of basic water(the tap), food, power (the pylon), shelter (the overturned umbrella), relaxation. The captured chess King symbolizes checkmate i.e. the dearth in ideas to remedy society's problems.,

Keywords: Pawn, Scales, Water, Wealth, Women, Sky-scrapers, Chess, Earth, Nuclear-turbine, Games, Muse, Mythology

Subjects: Classical mythology

Styles: Figurative

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Classical mythology Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints