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Neptune in Piazza Navona

Neptune in Piazza Navona



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About the Artwork

This oil painting is inspired by the famous fountain of Neptune (Fontana del Nettuno), found at the north end of Rome's Piazza Navona. I first visited the piazza in 2011 and photographed the fountain in early morning and late afternoon light from the east side. The fountain's base dates to 1574, but the imposing sculpture of Neptune spearing the octopus (by Antonio della Bitta) was added much later in 1878. I was struck by the drama of the fight, enhanced by the tense, angular pose of Neptune. I decided to enhance the drama by darkening the walls of the surrounding

Technique:Oil on Dibond Panel
Styles:Figurative, Realism
Contents:Sculpture, Statue, Water, Human, Male, Mythology, Octopus, Landscape, People
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Framed Size:27in x 21in
Unframed Size:24in x 18in
Weight:15.0 lb
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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
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Alan Douglas Ray, PhD, AFCA, SCA, AFCA

Toronto, Ontario

Alan is an academy-trained, traditional oil painter based in Toronto with a passion for portraiture, figurative art, and still life. He's the founder and past president of FCA Toronto. Alan also publishes an online resource centre for traditional oil painting materials & techniques.

"Inspired by the Old Masters, my paintings tend to depict quiet, private places with an air of mystery and intrigue."

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