Artsuite - Rob Matthews - Mary of the Sea - A combination of a refugee and a medieval Mary Magdalene.  Grey face with a blue ear on cream background.  Original acrylic painting on canvas stretched over wood.  10 x 8 inches.

ROB MATTHEWS

Painting | 2018

 

This body of work is made to spend time considering events and people that get lost in the shuffle of the ever-changing news cycle.  Themes of upheaval, power, displacement and the unspoken message of “home” anchor the work.  Mary of the Sea is a combination of a refugee and a medieval Mary Magdalene.  Some medieval legends tell that, years after the crucifixion, Magdalene was driven away from her homeland by pagans and ended up in southern France.

 

Size

8 × 10 inches - Unframed

 

Materials

Acrylic paint on canvas over wood panel

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

Mary of the Sea

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ROB MATTHEWS

Painting | 2018

 

This body of work is made to spend time considering events and people that get lost in the shuffle of the ever-changing news cycle.  Themes of upheaval, power, displacement and the unspoken message of “home” anchor the work.  Mary of the Sea is a combination of a refugee and a medieval Mary Magdalene.  Some medieval legends tell that, years after the crucifixion, Magdalene was driven away from her homeland by pagans and ended up in southern France.

 

Size

8 × 10 inches - Unframed

 

Materials

Acrylic paint on canvas over wood panel

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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