Friday, 30 March 2012

Mars thinking.

I just finished a painting of one of my favorite statues in the Louvre! You can watch the creation process video here.

I called it : "Mars thinking"  and it is a canvas of 90 x 116cm painted in acrylic.
Researching, I was surprised to know the story behind this representation of this strong and virile Greek god of war.
Its sculptor, Lysippus, wanted to immortalize him so undignified; showing him disarmed and relaxed, victim of love that gets tangled between his feet.

This bronze sculpture from the Louvre Museum, belonged to the Ludovisi family, whichtakes its name.

People just pass in a hurry next to it without looking at Mars, to enter and see the Mona Lisa in the next room.
Common sense is the least common of senses!