The pride of Sisyphus by Derek Overfield
Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
55.0 inch x 60.0 inch
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Title: "The pride of Sisyphus" Artist: Derek Overfield This painting is part of my 3-part series "PRETIUM" - the Latin word for "price" or "cost". The paintings in this series feature figures from mythology that for offences against the gods were sentenced to eternal punishments befitting their crimes. For his hubris of attempting to rival the gods, Sisyphus was sentenced to roll a large stone up a hill for eternity. The rock continually rolls back down before he can ever reach the top. A similar punishment was featured in the fourth circle of Dante's "Inferno". Above is a semi-abstract figurative work done from life. The work is completed using a subtractive/additive method utilizing latex paint. The piece is sold unstretched. It can be restretched either inexpensively at a frame shop or DIY and presented in a gallery wrap style. It ships in a sturdy tube, rolled. Statement "...and around his head the fair goddess set thick a golden cloud, and forth from the man made blaze a gleaming fire... there he stood and shouted... and when they heard the brazen voice of the son of Aeacus the hearts of all were dismayed." - Homer, The Iliad My work is influenced by the classical and the romantic, the archaic and the modern - and strives for the monumental, divine and quietly brutal. Through paint and line I seek to capture the light of existence, that "gleaming fire", as well as to portray its gravity. I strive to celebrate the figure, its mysterious power and charisma. Like a purging fire, I hope to burn away the ornament, the unnecessary, in order to expose the purity beneath.
Fairmont, WV United States
Statement "...and around his head the fair goddess set thick a golden cloud, and forth from the man made blaze a gleaming fire... there he stood and shouted... and when they heard the brazen voice of the son of Aeacus the hearts of all were dismayed.... More
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Fairmont, WV, United States
Support Type: Canvas
Artwork Height: 55.0 inch
Artwork Width: 60.0 inch
Depth: 2.0 inch
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Ready to Hang: No
Year Created: 2019
Signature Location: Back lower right
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