PINTURA (Allegory of Painting)

PINTURA (Allegory of Painting)


Donald R Ricker


Ripa's ICONOLOGIE was written as a source book for artists who wished to please royalty with their allegorical depictions. Each of the arts has a characteristic female representative with different objects or attributes, and Pintura has been imagined a bit more rampant than perhaps Ripa expected.  Hanging ten on her pallette surfboard she is clothed in the seasons and holy fire runs down her outstretched arm. She holds not only the self-portrait but the portrait artist himself.  In this study she grasps a golden necklace with a heart shaped locket.

PINTURA (Allegory of Painting) was exhibited March 1998 at Toast Gallery in Anchorage AK at the group show SYMBOLOGY and again in a solo exhibition at the D Street Cafe in Anchorage AK November 2000
Pintura Study was selected by Juror Claire Romaro for the 11th annual NO BIG HEADS Self-Portrait competition,  11/21/96 - 12/12/96 at the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Center Gallery 

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