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Further Allegory WIP

30 x 25cm, acrylic on canvas

My small canvas studies base on the monochrome illustrations in Cesar Ripa’s iconologia continue. These are learning aids in a way, embedding postures, fabric folds and symbolic elements in my muscle memory to enhance my improvised drawings.

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Work in progress

Allegory of Fidelity, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 25cm.

the main composition is borrowed from the moral emblem in Ripa’s Iconologia.

Allegory of The Beginning, acrylic on canvas 30 x 25cm

main pose of the figure and symbolic element of the letter and small man in the creators hand borrowed from the Iconologia.

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From the archive

“We’re all in the same boat, but some of us aren’t getting our feet wet”, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 60cm

This study for a larger painting was painted a couple of Prime Ministers ago, during the reign of David Cameron. An allegory of class disparity.

And the 70 x 100cm painting it spawned, which is difficult to get a photo of due to reflections on the dark paint.