Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun, study on Pajou

40cm x 50cm. Oil on board. From a sculpture by Augustin Pajou – 1783 -. Phillip Carrero. Bust of Vigee Le Brun – 1783 Artist: Augustin Pajou (1730-1809) Terra-cota Bust of Vigée Le Brun, Musee du Louvre Artist: Augustin Pajou enjoyed a long and continuing success as a portraitist spanning the Enlightenment, the French Revolution…

Hercules And Antaeus, study on Giambologna

50cm x 82cm oil on canvas board. Study based on Giambologna’s sculpture work. Phillip Carrero. The small bronze portrays Hercules, recognisable by the lion’s pelt tied around his waist, as he raisesAntaeus from the ground and crushes him. The subject refers to one of the innumerable exploits tackled by the hero, as narrated in the myths. While he…

Maria Barberini Duglioli, Study On Finelli

11 x 16. Graphite stick drawing on cartridge paper, Phillip Carrero. The remarkable technique of Finelli gave him a distinctive approach to portraiture. In the bust of Maria Barberini Duglioli, Urban VIII’s niece, he made the lace collar a ‘tour de force’, indeed, this bust was originally kept in a wire cage to protect the…

Billy Graham

50 cm x 50 cm, oil on primed board. Phillip Carrero. Since his ministry began in 1947, Graham conducted more than 400 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents. He called them crusades, after the medieval Christian forces who conquered Jerusalem. -“When Billy Graham first came to Australia in 1959 he had a tremendous…