about this artwork

etruscans

 

2019

the horse integrated into this artwork is a copy of an etruscan horse from around 700-500 bc which I bought after a museum visit in florence, italy, this summer.

at that time the area of the modern cities of florence, siena, pisa, etc. were not roman yet (rome was still a tiny nation) ... in fact, a quite advanced people lived here which were called later on "etruscans" by the romans; thus the "modern" term of tuscanny nowadays ... according to dionysios of halikarnassos, however, the etruscans called themselves by the name of "rasenna" and are said to originate from the west coast of what is called turkey today.

I tried to give this artwork the look of archeological bronze objects that used to be found in several archeological excavations .

now, when in florence, italy, do not hesitate to visit the etruscan exhibition to learn more about this fascinating culture which influenced the romans in many ways ...

MESSAGE from THE NEWBIE that I am in the Art World

As a newbie int the art jungle I had to learn quite a painful lesson indeed - two years ago I was contacted by

ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK 

telling me that they were quite interested in representing me and my artwork.

THAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER ...


As a newbie I have never before heard about so-called VANITY GALLERIES, etc. and believed that - if you wish to exhibit here and there - then one  would have to pay for that. Today I - as well as plenty of other unhappy artists which had put their faith in ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY - have learned that I had been fooled for almost 2 years and that my reputation as an artist must have been dangerously jeopardized because of my ignorance and naiveté, or - as many art critics see it - for wanting to boost my ego.

That has never been my attention at all ... unfortunuately, I didn't know it better at that time.

What had happen however is that not only did ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK CITY  NOT do anything of what they promised and got largely paid for

 but worst of all - they never returned my two artworks in their "care"


# 280   THE TEAR

as well as

# 285   BREAKING FREE - the last journey of huguette


The two artworks that connected me to my late mother-in-law !!!

 

May this mishap be a warning to other inexperienced artists - never accept invitations from any VANITY GALLERY that are pure scam ...             

 Be careful, watch out, check out before making a decision involving your artwork or your money !!!