Like many artists that have come before me, and the many that will follow, I have long been inspired and awed by the figures of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment". My recent painting "Stricken Man" owes a specific debt to this iconic and amazing piece below.
Detail from Michelangelo's "Last Judgment", Sistine Chapel Alter, Rome
The self-contained conflict of this piece is remarkable and sparks infinite speculation about the figure portrayed. A pale comparison, of course, but my "Stricken Man" takes its influence from this figure's mysterious inner turmoil.
Stricken Man, latex paint on canvas, 30x48", 2018