Steam automata of the Grande Armée defend Havre-de-Grâce against illegal herring fishing

Slow drying acrylic on canvas. This was painted for an exhibition by Bury Art Society, using paintings in Bury Art Museum as inspiration. I added robots to the original stormy seascape 'Off the Port of Havre' by E.W. Cooke partly as an evocation of the bejewelled genies in the Arabian Nights illustrations of Edmund Dulac. The zig-zag smoke on the right is a nod to Frank Frazetta, and the nearest robot is posed in an echo of the pistol-toting boy in the painting “Liberty Leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix. The grandiose title seemed in keeping for a pastiche of a Victorian seascape. SOLD
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Steam automata of the Grande Armée defend Havre-de-Grâce against illegal herring fishing

Steam automata of the Grande Armée defend Havre-de-Grâce against illegal herring fishing

Slow drying acrylic on canvas. This was painted for an exhibition by Bury Art Society, using paintings in Bury Art Museum as inspiration. I added robots to the original stormy seascape 'Off the Port of Havre' by E.W. Cooke partly as an evocation of the bejewelled genies in the Arabian Nights illustrations of Edmund Dulac. The zig-zag smoke on the right is a nod to Frank Frazetta, and the nearest robot is posed in an echo of the pistol-toting boy in the painting “Liberty Leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix. The grandiose title seemed in keeping for a pastiche of a Victorian seascape. SOLD