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Orion

9,500.00
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Orion

9,500.00

An original artwork from Thomas Wharton. 36x36 // oil on linen.

Comments on the painting from Wharton:

In working with this image, the ancient Greek hero god Orion kept coming to my mind. Orion, in literature and legend, was a warrior giant who in the Odyssey hunts beasts with a bronze club.  When he is killed by the sting of a scorpion, the goddess Artemis, has him placed in the heavens as a constellation, a fitting tribute for a hero. What made this interesting for me as a painter, was the challenge of showing a body that would be capable of heroic deeds. So, in working with the model, I aimed for a pose that represented extreme exertion, which is shown in the stretch of his torso, the obvious rib cage, and the flushed color in his neck and face. 

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Original Artworks from “Courting Wonder” by Thomas Wharton will be shipped or available for pick-up on August 31, 2019. Please allow 1 business week from ship by date for delivery. Insured through shipping provider. 

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An original artwork from Thomas Wharton. 36x36 // oil on linen.

Comments on the painting from Wharton:

In working with this image, the ancient Greek hero god Orion kept coming to my mind. Orion, in literature and legend, was a warrior giant who in the Odyssey hunts beasts with a bronze club.  When he is killed by the sting of a scorpion, the goddess Artemis, has him placed in the heavens as a constellation, a fitting tribute for a hero. What made this interesting for me as a painter, was the challenge of showing a body that would be capable of heroic deeds. So, in working with the model, I aimed for a pose that represented extreme exertion, which is shown in the stretch of his torso, the obvious rib cage, and the flushed color in his neck and face. 

Shipping:

Original Artworks from “Courting Wonder” by Thomas Wharton will be shipped or available for pick-up on August 31, 2019. Please allow 1 business week from ship by date for delivery. Insured through shipping provider.