These paintings were inspired by the story of Orpheus and Euridyce in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and by Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice. Eurydice gets bitten by a snake and dies on her wedding day. Orpheus, inconsolable with grief, gains admittance to the underworld and his beautiful lyre music and singing of his grief persuades Hades to let him…
“Dorabella” and “The Smoker with Wings”
I've always loved the name "Dorabella." I was painting this while listening to Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" ~ and it was natural to name this piece "Dorabella" after one of the characters. I think that "Dorabella" means "beautiful" (bella) "gift" (dora.)
Available at Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Red, White, Blue and Yellow
Happy 4th of July! Here's a little Red, White and Robin's Blue... Some More Blue... Red, White and Yellow... and Red, White, Blue and Yellow These are all available at Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM where I will have a solo show October 15.
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