02 Works, Contemporary Interpretations of Olympian deities by Patrick Palmer, with footnotes #26
“I have left a lot of the painting unfinished — or even left out altogether in places — to maintain the focal point (the face) and to keep the simple key lines and design working together.” Patrick Palmer
“Triptych inspired by the 3 muses. Whilst an element of realism is important, I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable…” Patrick Palmer
Muse, in Greco-Roman religion and mythology, any of a group of sister goddesses of obscure but ancient origin, in Boeotia, Greece. They were born in Pieria, at the foot of Mount Olympus. Very little is known of their cult, but they had a festival every four years at Thespiae. They probably were originally the patron goddesses of poets, although later their range was extended to include all liberal arts and sciences — hence, their connection with such institutions as the Museum (Mouseion, seat of the Muses) at Alexandria, Egypt. There were nine Muses as early as Homer’s Odyssey, and Homer invokes either a Muse or the Muses collectively from time to time. More on Muses
Patrick Palmer, is one of the UK’s leading figure artists, specialising in the female form and portraiture. He studied at Heatherley’s School of Art in London and at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Artist Statement “Whilst an element of realism is important, I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. I aspire to make my pictures touch people personally and to be considered simple works of beauty.” Patrick Palmer is a modern master of figurative art. His post-romantic nudes are not only exquisitely painted, but also dreamy, delicate and suggestive. They only hint at sensuality and evoke fantasy in the subtle and elegant manner. Patrick was included in the list of the 10 Best Contemporary Portrait Artists, by One Fine Bid Magazine. He was featured in the book “Images of Women in Art’. More on Patrick Palmer
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