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Pour le temps

Pour le temps

Pour le Temps is a painting with ‘stairs theme. For this composition I wanted to go with a classical looking pose so I looked at some Renaissance masters for some inspiration. I like the look of a person contemplating something. As a child I remember looking at pictures of these Master Paintings, often wondering what they were thinking about. It is that peaceful almost mediative state of these characters that made me go with this look.

To be technically correct, this portrayal of a female figure style (often that of Virgin Mary) is referred to as Madonna of humility. Humility was a virtue praised by Saint Francis of Assissi. This style of image was a product of Franciscan faith, first developed by them for contemplation. Humility comes from the Latin word humus which means earth or ground.

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22.0" x 32.0"
Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal

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