Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
These are mock-ups for use in the painting "The Murder of Hypatia-The Death of the Anima." In the first, I have Hypatia turning to see her killer, and in the process catch the eye of the viewer.
In this version I have a taller Hypatia moving resolutely toward her death.
This is the cartoon I ultimately used for the large (41" x 54")painting, which I began yesterday. It is similar to the first mock-up except for a change in the position of the abductor's hands. Once I transferred this onto the canvas I made some modifications in the drawing.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
This is an 11 x 13 inch color study for a painting that will be 41 x 54". It depicts the assassination of the 4th century philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who was murdered by a Christian mob, ostensibly for involving herself in a political dispute between the governor and the bishop.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The painting and triptych "David With a Head of A Goliath" depicts a meeting of the western classical tradition with the values and world view of Chassidus and Jewish mysticism. The young "David" is presenting the rebbe with a head for the ancient Greek Laocoon group. The rebbe is curious. The outcome of the encounter is as yet undetermined. The lamp between them symbolizes the "holy sparks" or spiritual light that may potentially arise from the encounter.