I Vampiri: Pietà by strangeling

I Vampiri:  Pietà

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Added: Mar 29, 2010
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The third in my series of paintings called "I Vampiri " (which is Italian for The Vampires) - a new line of paintings that feature vampire beauties inspired by Italian Baroque & Italian Renaissance themes and aesthetics (many of which I have been hired to create for my upcoming Vampire Tarot/Oracle Deck). This third painting is called "I Vampiri: Pietà" (which means "Pity" in Italian) and I had a lot of fun with this one! Obviously, the Pietà is more than just "pity" when it comes to the art world - Michelangelo popularized the "Pietà" as a pose, which has been repeated throughout the centuries (from his original statue at the Vatican to the covers of horror movies and comic books). So of course, the marble figure in this painting is none other than Michaelangelo's statue of the Pietà. Can't get more Italian Renaissance than that! The vampire queen cradling him on her lap does appear to show a sense of pity in her sad, glowing eyes. This was so much fun to paint, and I think it turned out great. My own original acrylic painting.

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