©GENYA GRITCHIN  is an academic painter and draftsman specialised in child portraits, wall mural paintings and book  illustrations.   info@genyagritchin.com    |    Italy 

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TERREMOTO (Earthquake)

(Oil on linen canvas, 2 x 2 mt / 78.74 x 78.74 in)

This grotesque stylized painting was inspired by the 17th century Mannerism movement in Italy. Bronzino, Pontormo and Andrea del Sarto are prime examples of that period. 
The idea for the composition came from Michelangelo's drawing of "The Battle of Anghiari".
It took a period of 12 months to complete and is signed on the front and back. 

I enjoy painting the beauty of the nude human body, which is a classical idea. It is a way of showing heroism and refers to ancient Greek and Roman art where man was shown fearless, shown naked. I find this aspect inspiring and it is what classical artists in the past were trying to depict. 

The painting contains 10 figures and one figure is drowning in water with lava.
Certain figures are red and others are blue. It’s blue against red, which are stylized and symbolic colors.

The title of the painting came to me because it was the year 2012 and many people were expecting something to happen that year because the Mayan calendar was going to finish. I was trying to understand what the end of the world would look like, so I thought it could resemble an earthquake on a little island with lava flowing out of it cracked earth and nude heroic figures.
The faces of the warriors address us with a sort of archaic greek statuesque mask. The characteristic of these faces is that they have a sort of enigmatic archaic smile.

As with all my paintings, I pride myself in mixing my own oil paints in the studio and source pigments in Italy.

This painting will be carefully packaged and rolled in a sturdy tube, insured and shipped via express courier. You will be given a tracking number with your shipment.
Once your painting arrives, you will be able to unroll it and have it mounted on stretcher bars. 
(Stretcher bars not included.)

Please contact me with your questions. 
It will be a pleasure to reply.

 

Materials used:

hand mixed oil pants, linseed oil, linen canvas

"Terremoto"(Earthquake)

SKU: 364215376135191
€30,000.00Price
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  • I take great care in packaging my artwork. 

     

    Once your purchase has been made, I will ship your painting within 7 days.

     

    Any large paintings will be rolled and shipped in a sturdy tube and be shipped via express courier. 

     

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