Four paintings, now beautifully framed, ready for shipment to the Reinert Fine Art Gallery in Blowing Rock, North Carolina gallery.
According to Miles Unger in his biography of Michelangelo, masterpiece #4 is the magnificent Moses that forms the riveting centerpiece for the tomb of Pope Julius. Moses is so powerful that he overwhelms the rest of the tomb. He is singular in conveying restless dynamism and smoldering power in a seated figure. He is thrust slightly forward as if about to rise and his gaze is fully riveted on something outside our field of vision. Michelangelo depicted Moses with two horns, something that is still debated by art historians.
Hi Susan, these are beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
How nice to hear from you, Gina - I h ope all is well with you and your beautiful family!Delete
I love the story Susan! Thanks for sharing!!!!! These paintings are beautiful and they will look so amazing at the gallery! I especially love the painting with the four hunting dogs!!! A definite winner.....ReplyDelete
That one is my favorite as well - I have separating anxiety after mailing it out this afternoon!Delete
As a dog lover I'm always going to appreciate these paintings of yours: so real!ReplyDelete
The Moses statue is mind-blowingly marvellous. The logo at the top of my blog is the Tiki (Maka Tiki) I carved from a piece of wood. I found it very difficult, and I find it impossible to imagine how any human could carve something so magnificent as this statue of Moses. Great post again, Susan.
"Mind blowingly marvelous" is a perfect description of this incredible, huge (8 1/2 feet tall), perfect creation! I cannot get my mind around just how M. was able to sculpt this so perfectly in hard, cold,marble - with such vitality and human presence. I even dream of it at night!Delete
Vic.Susan, they are beutiful, all of them. Best of luck with the sales. All the best.ReplyDelete
You are so kind, Vic - thank you so much!Delete
I have been busy catching up with all you've done Susan--and it's all wonderful. Sales of your work is no surprise to me. It is outstanding and most of all memorable with a great sense of humor.ReplyDelete
I greatly appreciate your support, Linda, and am following your classical painting with great interest!Delete
All of your paintings have an energy of movement I find brilliant.ReplyDelete
My jaw drops and I enjoy marveling at your talent.
The other guys work is pretty brilliant too!
My jaw dropped when I saw that one too!
Hi, Julie - what a nice thing to say - thank you so much! I hope the gallery is pleased with them as well! I am still dreaming about the brilliance of Michelangelo - what a guy!Delete
I have no doubt that these will sell in no time! They look so gorgeous all together in their frames! :0)ReplyDelete
That would be a delight, Sandra! Many thanks for your nice comment - I always think a beautiful frame dresses up a painting perfectly!Delete
Your paintings look even more beautiful in their frames!ReplyDelete
Amazing sculpture, wow, as if he is about to stand up and walk!
I am awe struck by this statue - so perfectly formed with an energy that is almost supernatural!Delete
Hallo Susan, deze werken zijn fantastisch hoor !ReplyDelete
groetjes van Simonne
Thank you so much, Simonne - they were such fun t paint!Delete