UGOLINO’S AGONY

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This is artwork is based on a photographic study I did of the marble sculpture Ugolino and His Sons (1865-67) by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The subject of this dynamic intensely Romantic sculpture is derived from canto XXXIII of Dante's Inferno, which … (read more)

This is artwork is based on a photographic study I did of the marble sculpture Ugolino and His Sons (1865-67) by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The subject of this dynamic intensely Romantic sculpture is derived from canto XXXIII of Dante's Inferno, which describes how the Pisan traitor Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, his sons, and his grandsons were imprisoned in 1288 and died of starvation. Carpeaux's visionary statue reflects the artist's passionate reverence for Michelangelo, specifically for The Last Judgment (1536–41) in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, Rome, as well as his own painstaking concern with anatomical realism.

I tried to capture the raw power and emotion of Carpeaux’s masterpiece in this pop surrealist digital artwork.


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  • 4000 x 5333 px, PNG (37.5 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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