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This painting took me three days just to do the sketch on the canvas and took me two weeks to finish.
Inspiredby Hieronymus Bosch’s paintingcalled: The Temptation of Saint Anthony.
I painted this on a trip back to my home city of Athens Greece.
At a time like this when the country is bankrupt and everyone is struggling to survive, corrupt greedy politicians and tax dodgers on the other hand the average family that are truly strugling and cannot even get there pensions.
As its all unfolding here in Greece all around me I have become a cultural sponge.
When I draw, it seems the images I create are full of the most beautiful things Greece has to offer, mixed with is the ancient legacy and the modern chaos we have created. in a surreal and Neo-mythological way
In this painting I am illustrating the taming of a Shisu puppy named Theodore (means gift from the Gods in Greek) to find enlightenment and became a saint, the puppy must first overcome his animal instincts and become domesticated. As a lot of monks have done in the past he must fast from the pleasures of life and avoid the temptations around him to follow his path in the journey of life.
This painting is not only about taming the wild beast and the understanding of the inner-God but about Greece and how I see the crisis through my eyes.
view more paintings of mine here http://www.thekrah.com

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acrylic paint

The taming of Saint Theo (2012)

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