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Dante and Beatrice by JamesSkeltonSmith Dante and Beatrice by JamesSkeltonSmith
Dante searches for Beatrice.
Why is she his reflection?
Ask Carl Jung C:


This is a painting I sold to some well off people in Chelsea in the 90's and hadn't seen since. Today, however, I found a slide of it in my drawer and with the help of a good friend in the computing department managed to do a half decent scan of it.

This was the first painting I ever did that felt really important to me.
4'x4' oil on canvas
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Maldoror24 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
a fantastic painting with open-ended questions and mysteries - aka c.g.jung ;) i like also the comic style of the figures, which is quite rarely in the dante theme
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guerney Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
i finished reading Divine comedy few months ago. Itīs VERY hard to read (at least for me) but itīs still awesome. especially hell is my favourite part (dunno why XD )
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I found that too...I think hell is the most exciting part and makes the rest a bit of an anticlimax
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stuartreading Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
beautiful piece of artwork; I really like this.
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   General Artist
your concepts are equaled only by your technique :manhug: very nice indeed
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a very nice thing to say, thank you!
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michaelkhall Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Awesome concept and composition.
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JetJames Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :) You have a great gallery :D . I love the narrative quality to your work . You might like the work of Gary Shead.
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind, thank you!
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