ART & DESIGN
*This is a new series of Fine Art paintings based on classical themes. More will be added soon...
‘Arthur’ is based on a beautiful statue by renown French artist Aime-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) who was noted for his ‘unpretentious realism’. This sculpture of a five years old child, Arthur St Clair Anstruther Thomson, is presently residing in the National Museum of Scotland. In the painting the eyes were painted blue and in a realistic manner to bring that 'spark of life’ to the piece. The vibrant blue colour is also used in the background flower to reflect the beauty of Nature with Art.
An initial sketch drawing of the statue
30x30cm Gouache and acrylic on Dibond aluinium panel
Development progress shots of the painting