This is an oil painting of a kneeling male nude carrying the heavens on his shoulders, against an intense black background. The painting shows Atlas, a mythological figure. Atlas is a titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity. This task is his punishment for rebelling against the gods of the Olympus. To signify the eternal character of his punishment, I have painted him kneeling at the edge of the world surrounded by darkness, while he carries his burden.
This oil painting is a handmade, unique artwork, signed at the back. It is painted on linen, using artist grade oil paints, media and varnish. The painting is composed of several overlapping layers that work together to create a three-dimensional effect. You can find more detailed information on my painting method including a few examples of successive paint layers of a painting in the 'Me at work' section of this website.
The artwork will be shipped in a sturdy cardboard box, secured and wrapped in special laminated bubble wrap to ensure the safety of the painting during transport. Shipping is provided by DPD (Europe, 2-5 days) or PostNL (NL, US, Canada, Australia). For NL, PostNL usually delivers the next day after shipping. Outside the EU, the shipping time depends on the time it takes for the package to go through customs.
The shipment is insured and can be tracked, your signature is requested upon delivery.
oil paint on gesso on linen, varnished