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Dionysus, graphite on paper, 30cm x 40cm

Dionysus, graphite on paper, 30cm x 40cm

In conjunction with the figure drawings, I have completed a couple of imaginative studies.  The one above is of Dionysus and the one below is of a Faun.  A work of art should function by itself without much explanation.  My particular interpretations are meant to express a specific psychological state within the context of the represented archetypal subjects.  Obviously a certain knowledge about Dionysus and ‘Fauns’ enriches the experience and makes the psychological ‘play’ all the more interesting.

Pensive Faun, graphite on paper, 30cm x 40cm

Pensive Faun, graphite on paper, 30cm x 40cm

These are not typical (stereotypical) depictions of their genre.  That is because they are misunderstood.   The realities of the classical pantheon represent a psychological investigation that are ever more relevant in today’s world where the individual’s odyssey    has lost its significance.

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