The Aphrodite piece, included in my Greek Muses series, was inspired by Aphrodite, goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Over the decades, Aphrodite was one of the most inspiring characters, where artists expressed her throught paintings and sculptures.
My vision of Aphrodite was to represent her as a stylish and sexy contemporary woman, irresistable even to Gods. Most classical artists painted her blond or red haired, I saw Aphrodite as a tanned brunnette rising from the sea over the sunset warm colors. This piece represents to me the woman’s power. The way they can do whatever they want.
Medium: Oil on primed canvas
Dimension: 50 x 70 cm / 19.68 x 27.55 inch
Thecnique description: Glazing and Velaturas over Grisaille (underpainting made in oil dry brush thecnique).