QUINTILI VARE, LEGIONES REDDE!
(QUINCTILIUS VARUS, GIVE ME BACK MY LEGIONS!)
120 x 100 cm
oil/acrylic on canvas
„Quintili Vare, legiones redde!“
„Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!“
– Sueton: De vita Caesarum
In 9 CE Germanic tribes, headed by Arminius (Hermann) of the Cherusci, annihilate three Roman legions under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus. A betrayal, an ambuscade, a bloodbath in the autumnal, foggy and rainy Teutoburg Forest for 4 days. Upon hearing of the defeat, the Emperor Augustus was so shaken that he stood butting his head against the walls of his palace, repeatedly shouting: “Quintili Vare, legiones redde!“ (Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!). Never again Romans attempted to conquer Germania territory east of the Rhine river, and – unique in Roman history – the three legion numbers were not used again by the Romans.
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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING. For a large-scale, aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message.
I use exclusively oil and acrylic colours, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting wears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the sides (about 2 cm wide) are not part of the painting and show the “naked” white canvas with few paint splatters (as typical for professional original paintings). The painting is ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The piece will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter and my poem (written for this painting) as an additional part of the artwork.
Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this painting or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work.
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acrylic and oil on canvas