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Ode to Joy

Medium: Oil on Canvas




The Dionysian revelry of Bachus and the Wine is a Renaissance theme of heavenly abundance with the wild god Dionysius pouring the wine and the angel on high sounding the cornucopia , the horn of plenty. This painting was inspired on my visit to the Uffizi Gallery, Florence to see the Renaissance masterpieces I had read about. In my painting the rich colours created by the many glazes add to the textural quality which also throws light in many directions for movement and airiness of the mythological magic of the theme.

Ode to Joy

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