Neil Moore

The story of Perseus and Andromeda

oil on canvas
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I’ve been under the spell of classical mythology for as long as I can remember. In this painting my aim was to do a version of the story of Perseus and Andromeda – he the gorgon slayer and she a chained sacrifice to a sea monster – with contemporary elements; a dream landscape in a mildly distorted space.

But the painting is also intended as a parody, not in any negative or sneering way, but a deeply admiring one of a kind of Renaissance painting I love where the armour is beautifully painted and the heroes interestingly ineffective.

- Neil Moore