ST SEBASTIEN


France

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Size: 35.4 H x 27.6 W x 0.8 in

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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

SAINT SEBASTIEN IN FRENCH—ST SEBASTIAN IN ENGLISH

I chose the French title because I live in France.
A traditional subject in art and literature since the middle ages. Before this he was usually painted as Eros or Cupid in Greek and Roman times.
The subject was especially popular in the Renaissance—and the decades following—when the human body again became increasingly central in paintings.
Why did I paint him?
Well, I’ve always painted the nude (and came close to getting into trouble many years ago for a work I submitted to an exhibition in Pretoria—it was based on Courbet’s L'Origine du monde). So I’ve gone back to the nude, and intend to paint several contemporary interpretations of traditional subjects over the next few months.
It’s acrylic on canvas, measuring 70 cms wide x 90 high.
I have painted St Sebastien before and you’ll find him on this site if you scroll around.
Please contact me if you have any queries.

Keywords: st sebastian, male nude, naked man, erotic, nude

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