Perseus Turning Phineao and his Followers to Stone

Here are two stages of a copy I did of a painting in the National Gallery (see title of blog) by Luca Giordano. I did it in a couple of visits. During one, a tour came past, and explained that this image was displayed in the dining room of the man who comissioned it as a warning to people not to mess with him. Gotta love art with a message. I tried hard, but not everybody is in exactly the right place! The guys on the left have got into a bit of confusion with their hands and spears. Will try harder next time!


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3 Responses to Perseus Turning Phineao and his Followers to Stone

  1. cavepainter says:

    Don’t worry about the exact placement. Remember, you’re not the artist who made that painting, you’re the artist who’s making this painting. An artist is different from a mime. It’s looking really good too. 🙂

    • Ha ha- thanks! You’re right, I think it kind of adds to the charm when there are discrepencies. Its a good discepline, makes you really focus and realise how little we really take in at a glance!

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