Neo-Decadent

The Art and Opinions of Heidi Celeghin, Aesthete


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Belvedere Torso – Stages 1 & 2

This small painting of the Belvedere torso is the first painting I am working on in my new space. The original Greek statue is in the Vatican art collection and it greatly influenced Renaissance artists. It is said that the Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to “fix” the statue (as he did with the Laocoön), but Michelangelo refused because he thought the statue was perfect in its damaged state.

This particular painting is a replica of Charles Bargue’s drawing of the statue, and as such will hopefully be a fast side project to work on while my larger painting is trudging along.

Belvedere Torso - Drawing

Belvedere Torso – Drawing

 

Belvedere Torso - Wash Drawing

Belvedere Torso – Wash Drawing


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Some new paintings headed to Singapore

First, I completed a 15 by 20 inch painting of a Brassolaelia orchid. This is a collaboration with Singaporean photographer Simon Ho.

Second, this weekend I finished my tiger painting for Forest Rain Gallery in Singapore.  It is a 40 x 26 inch oil painting on canvas. The work follows the same Neo-Decadent aesthetic of my chimpanzee painting, Willie.


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Singapore: New Artwork + plus coloring book page

I have recently finished another cityscape that will be part of the series of works on paper. I love the old buildings on Club Street and since old architecture can be so difficult to find in Singapore, it makes it that much more special. The distinct colors of the buildings contrast with one another and with the otherwise modern setting. All of my cityscapes will be devoid of people.

Also, I made this Spiderman image for a child I know here in Singapore so that he can color it in.