There is a new painting entering the sensual chambers of Draconius Hunger today and Count B has taken a number of pictures to show you his process in creating it. This new piece is entitled In Vino Veritas. It plays on a theme of classical sensibilities and forces you to question them as they are applied in that classic Count B style. The count wanted me to share his thoughts on it with you.
During this fall my inspiration for Classics has been taking over my easel. Such pieces of titans or Trojan warriors have been a very big “idee fixe” for me. Specific painting techniques which bring forth results from using the colour spectrum to bring about motion and reflect Chiaroscuro has been a large way I love to reflect on classical images people have come to recognize as Roman and Greek mythological symbols and figures. So what is Chiaroscuro? Here is the Webster Dictionary definition of it:
The arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a pictorial work of art: The artist uses chiaroscuro to create the perception of depth in a two-dimensional work. The interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities (as of mood or character)
It has been an obsession of mine to show motion through paint and dynamics of the brush in my work to reflect the purpose of Chiaroscuro. Making a two dimensional drawing into a three dimensional art work with heavy emphasis on depth and motion. I want to share with you my viewers the process I went through in creating “In Vino Veritas 2020” Which in Latin means “In wine there is truth.”
Next, let’s take a look at the process of creating In Vino Veritas.