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…

Susanna and the Elders, study on Rubens.

52 x 62 cm. Oil on board. Study on Reubens’ “Susanna and the Elders” (c1606). Llewena Carrero   This is the first and only oil painting my wife Llewena did. I helped mixing colors and showed how to apply layers. Amazingly talented individual whose capacity to analyse detail defies artistic experience, and yet produces results…

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…

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…