A trick of the light

2011 - oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm

"A trick of the light" is one of my most successful paintings, an image that awake emotions because it contains several metaphors and the charm of an underwater scene with colorful reflections

It can be considered a reversed version of the myth of narcissus that fall in love with his reflection, and it might have happen to many to see a reflection of ourselves in another person and love it deeply. But it's not real, it's just a trick of the light !

The painting is also e perfect representation of the quote " You use a glass mirror to see your face; You use works of art to see your soul.”   I read this quote of G.B. Shaw the first time on the entrance on the National Gallery of Dublin and love it immediately, it seem the perfect way to describe the highest vocation of art.

Status : SOLD

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