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40 x 30 cm / 16" x 12"
62 x 52 cm / 24' x 20'
Signed lower right
A Private Collection, Sydney
This hauntingly beautiful painting features an exquisitely rendered Alexis Caught.
Wearing only part of his rugby uniform, we are left to imagine whether the artist has captured the model in a state of dressing or undressing, with the bias of the viewer informing the interpretation.
A dazzling full moon is suspended behind cloud - strategically placed in Caught's eye-line. Watson's skill at rendering classical skies is evident in this atmospheric painting.
The sparse and simple composition, for Watson, is evocative of a moody renaissance portrait resulting in a elegantly, sensual scene, one might imagine depicted by a modern day Raphael or Bronzino.
Available as a Limited Edition Canvas and Limited Edition Print
"I have been a proud collector of Ross' paintings for many years. His art is astounding in its beauty, emotion, and reverence for our humanity and the world we live in. His attention to the smallest details, and use of light, dark and colour, rivals art's greatest masters."
James J. O'Donnell, Patron, art collector, NYC
"We are loving our new acquisition and we know that 'Nathan, view to Florence' will bring us endless years of joy. Thanks for sharing your talent. We love your work so keep it up!"
Paul Zahra and Duncan Peerman, Sydney
"As avid art collectors we are very proud to have Ross' stunningly handsome work in our collection. His art brings us great joy and we love to share his work with our friends and visitors. We were absolutely thrilled to recently add 'Two Soldiers' to our collection."
Christopher Cosier & Chris Webber, Sydney
"I purchased the original painting 10 years ago at your gallery during Mardi Gras and it has given me enormous pleasure ever since. I remember standing in the gallery for a couple of hours wondering if I should buy it. I have never regretted that decision."
Jon Anderson and Lance Johnson, Palm Springs
"Your art hanging around our home provides us with such pleasure, and we can’t wait for A-Bay to join the Ross Watson family."
Haydon Elliot and Greg Moses, Melbourne