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Portrait Blue Dream


Portrait Blue Dream Portrait Blue Dream, oil on wood, 12 inches by 12 inches, 2020 The painting was created by covering the whole surface in blue paint and then removing unwanted paint with a rag to reveal the image. Final detailing was executed with a brush. Portrait Blue Dream is from a series of paintings depicting the phenomena of spirit evocation. See A Spirit. and The Religion of Dream The painting falls under the general heading Fin de Siecle which is a French phrase meaning ‘end of century’ and is applied specifically as a historical term to the end of […]

Blue Dream, an oil painting in the style of the French Fin de Siecle movement

Greek Hypnos


Greek Hypnos God of Sleep Greek Hypnos god of sleep son of Nyx, father of Morpheus, brother of Thanatos . Inspired by a bronze statue from the British Museum London which I first encountered in the late 1960’s early 70’s. Oil on canvas, 16 inches by 20 inches, 2015.  SOLD. Greek Hypnos, first appears in mythology in the works of one of the earliest Greek poets, Hesiod (lived around 700 BC), where he and Thanatos (Death) were the terrible sons of Nyx (Night). He was, however, generally viewed as benevolent to mankind. The god was frequently mentioned in literary sources, and […]

Sleep as Hypnos. Inspired by a bronze statue from the British Museum London which I first encountered in the late 1960’s early 70’s. Oil on canvas, 16 inches by 20 inches, 2015. SOLD.. Morpheus, Thanatos Dream linguistics, dream language
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