The Last Tempt of Klimt

Shelton Walsmith | United States



36" x 36"


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    Art Description:

    The title is a play on the Kazantzakis novel/Martin Scorcese film The Last Temptation of Christ and Gustav Klimt's masterful hand at pushing hyper-decorative treatments toward surreal pattern language. The upside down numeral '4' is the only collage element and is meant to hint at one abstract figure birthing a symbol. The alternative photos show the piece in its handsome ornate frame (bringing the dimensions to 41x41") which is a conscious choice to give the painting a decorative finish and the voice of the older European art by which I am heavily influenced.

    The same moulding was used with the same intention on the painting {also available here} The Last Train to Brown Town. See alternative photo of the 2 together in my framer's Brooklyn storefront.

    Should a collector wish to acquire these 2 as a set Artonique and I will offer a discounted set price. On a personal note, I have over 1500 paintings; I always keep this one on display so I can look at it. it exudes a magical power from which I glean inspiration .

    Medium Used: Oil on Canvas

    Shelton Walsmith | United States

    A body of work should not be a cadaver evidencing life that was but rather the flash-point for life which ignites anew on each renewed encounter.