Today I hung and lit a magnificent new painting by Bryan Larsen. The painting is especially spectacular under its nightlights. These lights bring it alive and show the diffusion of the light from Prometheus’s torch, which spreads left to the muses until the last two are more subdued.
It is an intriguing painting. What is going on? Who are these five ladies? And what is the meaning? It is engaging, and each part of the painting has something to fascinate—unlike many paintings where there is just one or a few points that really capture the attention and curiosity. Here, there are many fascinating parts that unify into a harmonious whole.
The detail and clarity of the presentation is stunningly skillful.
Bryan Larsen is now replacing Bouguereau as my favorite painter.
His work is a daily delight for me.