08_Antinous Study_WHG

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About The Painting
There are two reasons for today’s subject matter. First, I had an urge to do a portrait. Second, and most importantly, because it was raining so heavily throughout the day the light was very low. I chose this white sculpture because I thought it would be better to focus on a value study rather than drive myself crazy trying to find color in such poor lighting. This is a replica of a sculpture of Antinous from the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The source I purchased if from claims it is made from a direct cast of the original, which is from the 2nd century AD. Regardless, it is a very beautiful piece of sculpture to have in the studio to study from.