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THE TOWERS BEGIN TO FALL
2017
150 (h) x 120 (w) x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

Inspired by the history of the medieval Kingdom of Jerusalem and the fall of Acre 1291: We hardly remember the names and the knightly bravery of the defenders, we hardly imagine the deepness of their religion and Christian motivation, but the fall of Acre was one of the most important battles of that medieval period. Acre was the capital of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, a crusader state established by European Christian knights in the Southern Levant after the First Crusade in 1099. The kingdom lasted nearly two hundred years, from 1099 until 1291 when the last remaining possession, Acre, was destroyed by the Mamluks. Acre was well defended by knights, with two lines of thick walls and had twelve powerful towers (which were built by European kings and rich pilgrims). The siege began on the 6th April 1291. The Sultan's catapults battering the walls, Muslim troops attacked the walls day by day. Resistance weakened after six weeks of bloody defense and TOWER AFTER TOWER FELL TO THE GROUND in ruins. Muslim forces entered the streets on the 18th May 1291 and before nightfall Acre was in Sultan's hands and a massacre started. It signaled the end of the Jerusalem crusades. The Holy Land and the Kingdom of Jerusalem were lost forever.

In other but very true words:
“What's done cannot be undone.”
Shakespeare (ex: Macbeth)

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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING. For a large-scale, aesthetic, finely nuanced impression on your wall and with my authentic, 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/edges are not part of the painting and show the black painted canvas (beautiful contrast). 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 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.

Warm wishes,
Christian

Materials used:

acrylic and oil on canvas

THE TOWERS BEGIN TO FALL (2017)

$5,809.41

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