Trevi. Right Triton

36 x 24 (91.5cm x 61.0cm) Oil on canvas board. Right side of a triptic set on the Trevi Fountain at Rome. Phil Carrero.   The design of the trevi fountain is based on three architectural elements: a façade made of travertine; statues of carrara marble.   Neptune his carried on his tryumphal charriot by…

Trevi, Neptune Rules

36 x 24 (91.5cm x 61.0cm) Oil on canvas board. Centerpiece of a triptic set on the Trevi Fountain at Rome. Phil Carrero   In 1629 Pope Urban VIII, finding the earlier fountain insufficiently dramatic, asked Gian Lorenzo Bernini to sketch possible renovations, but the project was abandoned when the pope died. The planning for a new fountain on…

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…

Moses, study on Michelangelo.

41cm x 59cm Oil on canvas board. Based on Michelangelo’s sculpture at St Peters Basilica.  Phillip Carrero.   Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to build his tomb in 1505 and it was finally completed in 1545; Julius II died in 1513 Moses is an imposing figure – he is nearly eight feet high sitting down! He has enormous…

David, a study on Michelangelo.

46cm x 90cm Oil on canvas board. Based on Michelangelos sculpture at Florence. Phillip Carrero. To make this statue, Michelangelo was given a piece of flawed marble that another artist had started but given up. Indeed, he was asked to finish a sculpture of the David originally blocked out in 1464. It’s documented that on Sept 9,…

La Pieta, study on Michelangelo.

78cm x 78cm Oil on canvas board. Based on Michelangelo’s sculpture at St Peters Basilica. Phillip Carrero. One of Michelangelo’s most revered works, La Pieta’ ( Translation: The Pity) was commissioned in the year 1499 by the French Cardinal Jean de Billheres. While the scene presents the viewer an older Jesus’ lifeless body being held up in his mother’s…