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Edition of 45
40 x 31 cm / 16" x 12"
60 x 47cm / 24" x 19"
80 x 63cm / 32" x 25"
"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.
Each Giclee Edition Print is in an edition of 45 and is numbered and hand-signed by the artist immediately below the printed image.
Limited Edition prints are printed using archival museum quality inks on the world's leading textured art paper: Hahnemühle Torchon.
The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
Sizes provided are the unframed image size. A white border of approximately 4 cm is provided to facilitate framing.
We fulfill orders from the lowest available edition number.
Ross Watson signing an unframed limited edition print
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.
“Ross has such an amazing talent. I’m loving the canvas prints as I work in my home office. Thank you for your help and speed.”
Brent Forster, London UK