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Icarus IV by John O'grady

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Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
31.8 inch x 31.8 inch

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A small craft heading skyward is dwarfed by the majesty of a luminous billowing Cumulus cloud, rising high into the midnight blue sky. This fourth in my series of Icarus painting explores our relationship to the world around us and how humanity like Icarus is flying too close to the sun, with every year that passes. I wanted to make a cloudscape that was luminous and showed the beauty and wonder of our world. The cloud is immense and imposing but of course it too will eventually disappear but for the moment it glows brightly in the firmament, watching the plane disappear into the blue. This 31.75? x 31.75 x 1.75?, Acrylic on canvas ready to hang. Framing is not required. All my paintings are varnished to add a protective coat against dust. Only the highest quality archival fine art grade Acrylic paint is used on the surface gessoed and prepared by myself. Packing: all work is packed professionally using protective compressed foam boards 2 cm deep so that your painting arrives safely. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. A statement on why I make Art. How can I make tangible on a paint surface a world that is full of magic and poetry? My finished pieces do not mirror a subject matter but are a representation of emotions felt in a specific time or place. Often the fleeting effect of a particular light and colour in nature are held somewhere in my visual memory. At some point, this takes centre stage on the painting I am working on. It may appear during the process of creation without an obvious connection to the subject matter at hand and yet, it adds another dimension, a particular atmosphere. These processes are ways and means by which I express my connection to nature in all its richness and variety. I moved from Ireland to France to create a new body of work with the regular discipline of painting small oil studies on panel. These inform larger landscapes, still lifes and abstract works. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (BFA). My work is in collections in France, the USA, Great Britain and Ireland.

John O'Grady


Vaison La Romaine, Vaucluse France

When we make our way through landscape, we are touched and altered by its mood, light and the changing weather. We inhabit it and it inhabits us. This confluence is where my work lies. I have stood on the shore in the west of Ireland and seen ligh... More


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Artwork Details

Type: Painting
Medium: Acrylic
Support Type: Canvas
Artwork Height: 31.8 inch
Artwork Width: 31.8 inch
Depth: 1.8 inch
Weight: 6.0 lbs

Ready to Hang: Yes
Framed: No
Year Created: 2019
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: Front bottom right and back of canvas

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