Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Icarus Fell (ii), Completed commission

Icarus Fell (ii) oil on canvas, 3 x 2 ft
beyond a very tenuous relationship with Breughel's painting, 
which is one of my all time favourite works of art, I have no idea what it is.  

Something about innocence.

"Se Lest" by Sigur Ros evokes the same sort of feeling in me:
you can listen to it here.

The commission was to recreate a (cropped) image of a small, sold painting:

with some adjustments, on a larger canvas.

More images of the painting at different stages here:

Related links:

images of Breughel's "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus"

Musee des Beaux Arts by W H Auden

William Carlos Williams in a World of Painters, by Bonnie Costello

1 comment:

  1. In spite of the I auspicious reason for making it, the painting turned out well.

    I just painted an Icarus painting, which will soon be on my fb page