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Anthony Ackrill
Enlighten, Art Deco Goddess

$10,500

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Artist: Anthony Ackrill Title: Enlightened Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 27.25 x 53 Framed, 22 x 47 Unframed Signed: On Back of Canvas Enlighten depicts a beautiful goddess floating in the clouds while strongly holding the moon above her head. This piece encompases both Art Deco and Classical styles for a timeless appeal. In this work the artist applies the old masters technique "chiaroscuro" which contrasts the light and dark features of the female figures' anatomy to bring more dramatic dimension to the work. Each painting that Anthony Ackrill produces requires a live model to pose for a matter of months before a piece is completed. Additionally, he uses a coat of varnish over his paintings to protect them from future craquelure or fading, a similar technique used by the dutch masters. This painting is displayed in a lovely art deco frame with delicate foliage designs engraved into the wooden border. Artist Bio Anthony Ackrill was born in Alaska in 1958, but spent most of his childhood in Florida and Ohio. Mr. Ackrill began to study drawing and painting on his own accord at a young age. After winning awards in several local and regional art contests, as well as selling some of his paintings, he sought a more formal education to help develop his talent. Anthony Ackrill found an excellent atelier-styled school for artists in Florence, Italy and enrolled in late 1995, at the age of 37. In his second year in Florence, Mr. Ackrill began teaching anatomy to his fellow students, and then also taught drawing and painting. After five years of painting and teaching in Florence Italy, he returned to Florida, where he now has his own studio. Anthony has sold paintings internationally and has been represented in some of the largest art shows in the world including Art Basel and Palm Beach Art Show. EDUCATION: Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 1995-2000 TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Instructor of Anatomy, Drawing and Painting, Florence

Details

  • Creator
    Anthony Ackrill (1958, American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 53 in. (134.62 cm)Width: 27.25 in. (69.22 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU136326667432

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