Dolce & Gabbana ads + Song of Achilles book + David Ligare oil paintings + my visit to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the south of France + Last Supper = The marketplace I always wanted to paint but couldn’t find the right composition
This is one of the largest paintings I have done. The fisherman, the farmer, the lemon picker, the baker and the water girl. I have family in Romania that works the land and have done so for generations. It is always nice to go back to drink fresh cow milk and handpicked tomatoes.
The Alexander Sarcophagus is a late 4th century BC Hellenistic stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings of Alexander the Great. It is considered the outstanding holding of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. I visited the museum 3 years ago.
Katie Davis says:
This is amazing! It’s like he’s riding his horse right out of the paint and coming to life! I think the reds in the background really complement the gold of Alexander and his horse! I really love this style!
In celebration of my blog’s one year anniversary, I decided to post this painting of the interior of the Gaziantep Mosaics Museum in the southeast of Turkey. This is based on a picture I took while I was there. I replaced the ceiling with the night sky. The museum collection consists of mosaics, pillars and walls excavated in ancient Zeugma (an old city within the Gaziantep Province). All the artifacts are Roman in design and nature.
The Ruins of Gaziantep, 2013
Gaziantep is situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in classic Mesopotamia.
For Father’s Day, I painted this silhouette of a charging horse. It is inspired from an already existing calligraphy called Darwish’s Horse on the everitte.com blog by a superb calligraphic artist Everitte.
The writing on the horse is the complete poem Take my Horse and Slaughter it by Mahmoud Darwish.
Please bear with me that since I speak no Arabic, the writing descended into gibberish.