The Rebirth of Apollo

This digital painting was completed 9 April 2004. It is based on a vintage postcard image of the Apollo Belvedere superimposed on an original 1995 photograph I took at the Vatican site where the statue stood with both arms pitifully amputated. An imaginary scene is depicted in which sunlight, passing through prismatic walls and flowing through the right half of the painting like primary watercolors, reanimates the ancient god of music and prophecy. The Pygmalion archetype clearly figures beneath the surface of this contemporary elaboration of Classical myth.

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