First thing which appear in my head when I hear sunflowers (when it’s about art) it’s Van Gogh’s sunflowers, the second thing is: another Van Gogh’s sunflowers reproduction.
This what we have here is kind of a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, but also a little joke, because it’s not a copy, not even a painting, it’s drawing and it’s kept in different composition and style and finaly it’s another experimental drawing.
Main message of this picture is: the circle of life.
No matter is it about us, the poeple or animals or plants it’s time to born, grow, give new seeds (or not), get old and leave the place for the next generation and so on.
John III Sobieski was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death, and one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Sobieski’s military skill, demonstrated in wars against the Ottoman Empire, contributed to his prowess as King of Poland. Sobieski’s 22-year reign marked a period of the Commonwealth’s stabilization, much needed after the turmoil of the Deluge and the Khmelnytsky Uprising. Popular among his subjects, he was an able military commander, most famous for his victory over the Turks at the 1683 Battle of Vienna. After his victories over them, the Ottomans called him the “Lion of Lechistan”; and the Pope hailed him as the savior of Christendom.
Made in 2012.
Copy after Peter Paul Rubens, made in 2009.
Copy after Peter Paul Rubens.
The scene depicts the mortal Castor and the immortal Pollux abducting Phoebe and Hilaeira, daughters of Leucippus. Castor the horse-tamer is recognisable from his armour, whilst Pollux the boxer is shown with a bare and free upper body. They are also distinguished by their horses – Castor’s is well-behaved and supported by a putto, whereas Pollux’s is rearing. The putto’s black wing shows the twins’ ultimate fate. Phoebe and Hilaeira do not have distinguishing attributes and so which sister is which is unclear.
Made in 2009.