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16 July 2018

Still Life with Jug, Cicada, Grapes, and Hazelnuts (the light / the shade)


Still Life with Jug, Cicada, Grapes, and Hazelnuts (the light / the shade)
oil on linen on panel, 2018, 11"x14"
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Detail view
One of the most prominently featured insects in Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance painting was the cicada -- as a symbol of prayer, sanctuary and hope. Also, the hazelnut was seen, by the Greeks and Romans, as a symbol of peace and health.

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P.S. Tomorrow morning, I'll be announcing registration information for my August 4th workshop in beautiful East Boothbay, Maine.

P.P.S. My August 18-20 painting seminar at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston is FULL, but they are accepting a wait list, just FYI.