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Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

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This painting is inspired by Klimt's painting of Hygeia, as depicited in his painting of Medicine, which has since been destroyed. Hygieia is a goddess of health and hygiene, and her symbol is a chalice with a snake twined around its stem.
I have used a figure similar to Klimt, and changed her into Medusa, keeping gold snake wrapped around her arm, and turning the cup into a bowl which is used to provide water for Medusa's head of snakes. Like most of Klimt's women, she is powerful and beautiful. She is looking down as the viewer, with her all knowing gaze.

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Acrylic and oil on canvas

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

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This work will be available for purchase online and will also be on display at the Bluethumb Gallery in Richmond, Melbourne as part of the gallery's 'The Next Wave' exhibition from March 6th - April 29th. Interested collectors may enquire prior to this date.
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