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Medieval Gate "Are We There Yet" Original Oil Painting

Medieval Gate "Are We There Yet" Original Oil Painting

Price: $1,800.00

Size: 18x24

Original oil painting on canvas of a medieval gate in Orvieto, Italy, where I spent several formative years early in my artistic development. This painting developed after my most recent trip to Italy with my young children, their first trip abroad. The stone walls and gates of  medieval Italian towns became a metaphor for looking forward to something bright and beautiful that I am only sometimes able to glimpse. The arches and the contrast of light through the opening, and the enveloping darkness on this side of the archways became a metaphor for looking back on the formative time I spent in that place, trying to recapture the vision of creativity and possibility that was planted in that time. 


The painting is framed in a handcrafted wood floater frame painted a gray complementary to the painting and ready to hang. Signed by the artist.


Are We There Yet: Medieval Gate, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 18". ©Michelle Arnold Paine 2018. 


This painting was exhibited as part of the exhibit "Divine Dimensions" at 20North Gallery in Toledo in 2018. 

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