“The Muse” was one of my painting hight points for 2014. I have been long looking forward to being able to offer it as a high quality, high resolution print. Now that day has arrived.
Every little detail of the original painting has been captured. The print also comes with a special UV coating that protects it from fading. This means the print will be around for a long time, just like the original.
The original painting will be going on exhibit in Poland later this year at the Magical Dreams II, exhibition, Bator Gallery, Poland.
The story of this image, “The Muse”, has its roots in the classical sense of the name. The Muse was the name given to the “divine” inspiration that visits creative people. It comes unannounced and in a flash, its source a mystery, hence the hooded figure. The fire that the figure holds represents the spark of the creative idea. The sunburst through the clouds, forming a halo of sorts represents the illumination or awaking the that the creative idea has upon those whom it has visited. The barren landscape represents apparent void from which the inspiration springs.
The Muses (Ancient Greek: Mousai) in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, which was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.The Muses, the personification of knowledge and the arts, especially literature, dance and music, are the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (who was memory personified).
For further information about obtaining the print and exhibition, contact me.
This video shows you the technique I used to create the original artwork.