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Stephanie Peek
Wreath / olympian gold - oil on panel painting

2015

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Olympic games 'Wreath' from Stephanie Peek, who makes her home in California, is beautifully rendered with a sense of depth, intellect, timelessness and beauty. Inspired by a time the artist spent in Italy, and found herself strongly drawn to the history and mystery of antique Roman laurels. Here, the golden wreath appears to float above the clouds in a surrealist, Magritte like sky. The clear blue has an ethereal quality with glimmering gold. The painting's edges are painted white, so framing is not required. If framing is desired, we can provide it for an additional cost. Signed on verso by artist: Artist's statement— The genesis of this oil painting, “Wreath,” is the classic laurel wreath fashioned in gold and awarded to victors, both athletic and poetic, in ancient Greece and Rome. From my studio at the American Academy in Rome, I looked out over the city and imagined these memorials to those who have crossed finish lines, so to speak, who have won their races. Suspended in silence, this wreath speaks for me not only of wordly success with its ephemeral nature, but also of a kind of lasting victory that art can remind us of. "Ars longa, vita brevis." -- Stephanie Peek San Francisco 2015

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 30 in. x D 2 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 76.2 cm x D 5.08 cm

  • Gallery location
    Burlingame, CA
  • Reference number
    LU3753951763
  • Seller reference number
    FDPEES-001

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