Title: “Herakles with Club in Hand, Edit D”.
Creation Date: 15 July 2018
Series Subject: Historical and Mythical Figures.
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About “Herakles with Club in Hand, Edit D”.
I was influenced by the ancient Greek and Roman statues of Herakles with a club and lion’s skin. Herakles with Club in Hand, Edit D, is my abstract figurative interpretation of these ancient sculptures. One such sculpture of influence is the Lansdowne Herakles: “The Lansdowne Herakles very likely was inspired by a lost Greek statue, probably from the school of Polykleitos from the 300s B.C. Found in 1790 near the ruins of the villa of the Roman emperor Hadrian at Tivoli outside Rome, this statue was one of numerous copies of Greek sculpture commissioned by Hadrian, who loved Greek culture.”
(Source: https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/6549/unknown-maker-statue-of-hercules-lansdowne-herakles-roman-about-ad-125/ )
The Series Style: Non-Geometric, Delineated, Abstract, Figurative.
These artworks are mixed medium—a combination of Alcohol, Oil, and Water based ink dyes. The original material is 135 gsm art paper, and the final material is digital photography.
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