Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 48 in
Width: 48 in
Close-up view of the capitol of a column. Very elaborate in detail with reds, whites and brown.
Architectural Capital has the same overall precision of detail and photographic rendering as paintings associated with what is known as Photo-realism. Moreover, the rich brown tonality mimics the warm sepia tones of many nineteenth century photographs. The capital itself, a variant of the Corinthian style with its sweeping volutes and acanthus leaf ornamentation, is carved in as meticulous a manner as the painter's meticulous handling of paint. Furthermore, the artist has carefully controlled and minimized the presence of the brush, making the image here a function of drawing, a classical concept of painting.