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Charlie Thomason (cthomason)

The Melting Doge

by Charlie Thomason

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


Water-mixable oils on canvas paper. 12″ x 16″. I’ve always been fascinated by the intense realness of Bellini’s Portrait of Leonardo Loredan (Doge of the Republic of Venice in the early 16th century), as well as the history of Venice in general. Since the entire culture of the Republic was based on water, I decided to give the old Doge a more fluid makeover. The dripping, or “melting” effect on Loredan and the St. Mark’s Lion reflect the impermanence of Venice. The design in the background is a simplification of the Grand Canal, which gives the city its color and life. Read more:

Maʁϟ commented on March 24, 2012 6:20pm
=D love this piece!
Charlie Thomason commented on April 2, 2012 12:28pm
Thanks! Definitely going to be posting a lot more stuff like this soon.