Untitled #04/14 (after Caravaggio, 1602; Paul Cicchetti)
Limited Edition Canvas Details
Edition of 3, and 2 Artist's Proofs
61 x 76 cm / 24" x 30"
Other Edition Print Options
"I'm very grateful to live in a time and place where I enjoy freedom of expression, unburdened by moral and religious constraints. I have always been attracted to men, and it has always felt natural and authentic to explore the male nude and themes relating to my sexuality in my art." Watson recently wrote.
Can you imagine what Caravaggio might have painted if he'd had complete artistic freedom?
Ross Watson's captivating artwork Untitled 04/14, was inspired by that imagining. Through his inclusion of the proudly and comfortably naked model Paul Cicchetti, Watson draws our attention to the fact that despite being attracted to men, Caravaggio never appears to have painted a full frontal adult male nude.
Cicchetti holds the strap of a back pack - a single detail confirming he lives in the present day, as he appears to mirror the good humoured and engaging Winged Cupid - perhaps Caravaggio's most iconic and popular work. This astonishingly realistic scene is indeed a great example of Ian McKellen's observation of Watson's art - "The conjunction of modern naturalism and classic works makes it hard to believe ones eyes."
Importantly, Untitled 04/14 demonstrates "Ross Watson is just the right person to help teach honesty to our emotions in art and the essential beauty of sexual truth." wrote Michael Kirby, a former Justice of the High Court of Australia.
About Limited Edition Canvases
These are our most collectable editions.
All available Edition Canvases are in an edition of three with two artist's proofs. They are hand-signed and numbered by Ross Watson on the reverse (non-image) side of the canvas. Your prefered edition number to purchase can be selected from the top menu.
An Artist's Proof is the same quality as the editions numbered 1-3, and is the first print produced when colour and quality is perfected. Each canvas is of equal quality and value.
Edition Canvases are printed with archival inks on the world's leading archival canvas: Hahnemühle Daguerre.
Use of glass in framing is optional, eliminating potential of reflections when viewing your canvas.
The sizes provided are the unframed image size. The canvases are printed with a generous white border and we recommend they be placed on a wooden stretcher before adding a decorative frame.
We offer FREE worldwide fully-insured postage and packaging for all Limited Edition Prints and Photography.
All Limited Edition Prints, Canvases and Photography are sent unframed and packaged in re-enforced postal tubes.
All items will be shipped within 3 business days of receiving payment for your order. Delivery times can vary, but purchases are generally received worldwide within 5-7 business days from dispatch.
Items to be sent domestically will be sent using registered Australian Post. International orders are sent using international postal Express Mail Service (EMS). Tracking details will be provide upon dispatch of your order.
We take pride in getting your prints to you in the perfect condition. Your print will have been individually inspected and packed in perfect condition. Please minimize handling prior to framing.
"I'm amazed at the way the colours and detail are so close to the paintings. How do you do it? It looks incredible."
Jason Devonshire, Melbourne, AUS
26 January, 2019
"Thank you for getting the prints to me in time for Christmas. I really appreciate the extra help you gave."
Rick Johnson, San Francisco, USA
22 December, 2018
"I'm pleased I decided to go with the canvas edition. I really like the texure it gives to the art and your framer was so helpful."
David Dunstan, Melbourne, AUS
4 September, 2018
"Ross' gorgeous prints are hanging in the hall and everyone who visits just loves them! Thanks Stephen for all your help."
Evan Carsley, Boston USA
18 September, 2017