Event Title

Cassiopeia

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, East Foyer

Start Date

8-4-2017 8:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2017 10:30 AM

Description

This work is part of a series that gives a contemporary point of view on classic mythologies. Cassiopeia was punished by the gods for her vanity. For me she is a woman who sought to protect her single source of power, her beauty. We’ll never know what was going through her mind when she made her offensive boast; all we can do is watch her in her isolation, in her celestial solitude. This piece is a study on skewed perspective. I chose a perspective below the eye level of the figure, one used historically for royalty and anyone of importance. I also then decided to skew the image even more by placing the figure behind glass, a device old masters would use to exhibit technical skills. Using traditional layering techniques with oil paint, I chose to work from light to dark with the figure and dark to light with the background in order to emphasize luminance.

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Cassiopeia

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, East Foyer

This work is part of a series that gives a contemporary point of view on classic mythologies. Cassiopeia was punished by the gods for her vanity. For me she is a woman who sought to protect her single source of power, her beauty. We’ll never know what was going through her mind when she made her offensive boast; all we can do is watch her in her isolation, in her celestial solitude. This piece is a study on skewed perspective. I chose a perspective below the eye level of the figure, one used historically for royalty and anyone of importance. I also then decided to skew the image even more by placing the figure behind glass, a device old masters would use to exhibit technical skills. Using traditional layering techniques with oil paint, I chose to work from light to dark with the figure and dark to light with the background in order to emphasize luminance.