Deposition with Butterflies

Newest painting.  This one is called “Deposition with Butterflies”, and is based on the painting, The Deposition by Rogier Van der Weyden.  Van der Weyden’s painting is a masterpiece of Christian art showing overwhelming grief in the faces of the subjects.  The size of the original is about 87″ x 103″ (or approximately life-sized).  My painting focuses on Mary (a seagull) with all of the faces of the other figures cropped out.  My painting is technically only 5″ x 5″ as the rest is the border of an inch all the way around.  I could go on and on about the original painting which can be found on Wikipedia here:  Deposition

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“Deposition with Butterflies”, watercolor and 23.5K gold leaf on paper.  7″x7″.  Latin translation:  Attend and see if there be any sorrow like my sorrow.