Grotesques

The following are part of a series that  has been on going for 30 years but was re-inspired by a recent three-week visit to Florence, Italy and immersion in Renaissance  imagery.  Everything from ceilings to ceramics was covered in my very favourite motif – melded human/animal figures. While in some depictions these figures represented evil and all things foul, for the most part they were disporting themselves in frolicking play.  The title of the series is based on the 15th Century name for them – “grotesques”.

Wingéd-Seraphim, Dec. 2015, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"
Wingéd-Seraphim, Dec. 2015, oil on wood, 24″ x 24″

 

Lions & Lambs, Nov. 2015, oil on wood, 24" x 24"
Lions & Lambs, Nov. 2015, oil on wood, 24″ x 24″

The next paintings are part of a series from almost 30 years ago that has been updated exploring themes from classical periods.

The Three Graces, 2017, Marion-Lea Jamieson, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

 

Elegy, Dec. 2015 32" h x 42" w oil on canvas
Elegy, Dec. 2015, 32″ h x 42″ w, oil on canvas

 

Wingéd Seraphim, Jan. 2016 26" h x 32" w oil on canvas
Wingéd Seraphim II, Jan. 2016, 26″ h x 32″ w, oil on canvas

 

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Marion-Lea Jamieson is an artist and sculptor from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada