Coronam et Gloriam

“Coronam et Gloriam”

A new little 12″ x 12″ encaustic. Nicolas Coustou beautifully and elegantly captured the slightly saggy mug of what is considered to be Julius Caesar or just an elder Roman statesman in this sculpture displayed at the Louvre in Paris, commissioned in 1696 and completed in 1713.  It spoke to me. I may draw more parts or the whole of him next- haven’t decided yet. I can relate to the feeling of a little extra facial skin, a little stiffer sword-wielding hand, but with a laurel wreath of achievement sitting atop these mortal bands just the same, making it all better. My family is my laurel wreath, even as my frown lines grow more permanent.

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