Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 146 (Lodestar)

This illustration is based on a the poet/author, and philosopher, John Milton's quote from the book Paradise Lost:

"For who would lose,
Though full of pain this intellectual being,
Those thoughts that wander through eternity,
To perish rather, swallow’d up and lost,
In the wide womb of uncreated night?"
-Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 146.

His writings inspire deep contemplation and spiritual thought, which I have used as a conceptual "lodestar" (pun intended), in redefining my illustrations. Essentially, the quote defines the "Human Condition", as the human race toils and crawls to discover self-importance, and meaning in one's life!
(Original painting)
Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14"

"Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 146 (Lodestar)"
Acrylic on paper and Digital, 11 x 14"

7 comments:

Bennett Slater said...

That hand rendering broke my mind in half.

don't stop...

bryce huffman said...

I agree, thats some wicked painting there. Good job.

Dave Murray said...

whoa.


whooooooaaaaaaaaaaa.


post a detail shot of that hand.

Yuta Onoda said...

Beautifully painted miles!
Great work!

Juan Carlos Solon said...

wow dude
second Murray's suggest!

WOWOWOWOWOOWW DUDE

pol said...

This impress me a lot...Both because of the color palette and the psychologycal references

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