Muse Melpomene (Original oil on canvas)

Nude oil on canvas emotion tragedyMelpomene was the muse of tragedy. I wanted to experiment with colours that evoked a mood of sadness, largely borrowing from Picasso’s blue period.

This nude on canvas may not be ‘beautiful’ in the conventional context, but one of the purposes of art is to stimulate emotion in the viewer (even if that emotion is sadess, disgust or a sense of being disturbed) and there is a beauty drawn from this experience of feeling.

About Poetic Beauty

Passionate lover of beauty in all its forms, from the universal to the infinitesimal, with a desire to touch the hearts of all I encounter and share the beauty of life with others My art:
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