Swift Chionis of Sparta by Derek Overfield Painting 30.0 x 48.0 :: Title:""Swift Chionis of Sparta "" Artist: Derek Overfield My work has always been influenced by the potential of the human body. Athletes in particular are an inspiration to me - as they were to the ancient Greeks - in that they embody that perfect synthesis of body and mind. Their determination focus & prowess elevated them to a level of semi-divinity in the early days of the Olympic Games. Above is a semi-abstract figurative work done from life. The work is completed using a subtractive/additive method utilizing latex paint. The piece is sold unstretched. It can be restretched either inexpensively at a frame shop or DIY and presented in a gallery wrap style. It ships in a sturdy tube rolled. Statement ""...and around his head the fair goddess set thick a golden cloud and forth from the man made blaze a gleaming fire... there he stood and shouted... and when they heard the brazen voice of the son of Aeacus the hearts of all were dismayed."" - Homer The Iliad My work is influenced by the classical and the romantic the archaic and the modern - and strives for the monumental divine and quietly brutal. Through paint and line I seek to capture the light of existence that ""gleaming fire"" as well as to portray its gravity. I strive to celebrate the figure its mysterious power and charisma. Like a purging fire I hope to burn away the ornament the unnecessary in order to expose the purity beneath. :: Type: Painting Medium: Acrylic Style: Abstract Subject: Nudes Tags: figure sparta olympics athlete modern abstract Width: 30.0 Height: 48.0 Depth: 2 Weight: 3 lbs Framed: no :: All art on Zatista is original and signed. Photography and digital works are signed numbered limited editions. :: Purchases on Zatista are guaranteed by our 100% Buyer Guarantee.