Drops of Jupiter Picture

(Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas, 60x60x4cm, 2012)

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Jupiter is the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder. Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as a sky god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt, and his primary sacred animal is the eagle. Here I have use the Stag to tie into the mythology of Jupiter, as I think of Stags as other-worldly creatures which I use a lot in my work. The colouring for this piece was inspired by Roman Catholic iconography where they use a lot of gold and royal blue to add importance to the sacred figures, and it was also inspired by the piece 'The Golden Cell', 1892, by the symbolic artist Odilon Redon
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