|New Artifact: Kore (with glaze), 6X9", mixed media on panel|
|New Artifact: Kore (before glaze), 6X9", mixed media on panel|
This is Kore. She spent the last three thousand years buried in the mud somewhere in Greece. My son says, " but if she was painted on a wall why would they have painted her with her arms broken off." Busted.
She was actually made for a really cool challenge at Autumn Leaves site, Tapestry of Art Through Time. Really loved the idea, especially since it sort of dovetailed with this current set of ideas. So I hijacked a couple of the panels already started and nudged them in this direction. Now whole new vistas are opening up--brand new artifacts. Thank you Autumn for the suggestion.
The mystery of the stumps is easily explained. I just whipped out my old H. W. Janson, The History Of Art, and found Kore. She's a statue, an example of Greek sculpture from 520 BC. And naturally somebody broke her arms off. On the other hand maybe those Greeks were't very good at hands.
I sent the 'before glaze' version to the challenge and then decided to add the glaze just to bring out the texture, and add to the ancient feel. Either way she cracks me up with that grin.
Here's the other one submitted--from the extreme left corner of the frieze on top of the Parthenon. This one is real however Dionysus really did have stumps. Just dug him up.
|New Artifact: Dionysus (with glaze), 6X9", mixed media on panel|