Oil on canvas  60” x 48” inches

USD $1.5 Million

The painting, "The Muse", is a contemplation of the alluring female form and forces, that have perpetually inspired the creative mind...advancing ideas that influence change for the greater good. The painting depicts a contemporary muse with nuances of the muse's celestial and mythological beginnings, through ancient and biblical times, encompassing inspirational works of Rembrandt and Da Vinci. This painting has many intriguing facets to explore...more than what can be seen at first glance.

Self Portrait of Rembrandt

Venus

The planet Venus and its celestial path has been lightly painted over the Goddess Venus,  which has been used for eons as a mythological symbol by many religions and societies.

Rembrandt’s Muse

In Rembrandt’s painting of his muse, Curtis changed the flow of water so that it appears that Bathsheba gently alters the course of the water, out of the painting onto his palette, symbolically influencing art and artist...and gently flowing on throughout the painting.

In this painting of Rembrant’s muse, Hendrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt painted her as  King David’s muse, Bathsheba, mother of King Solomon, bathing in the river.

“The Muse”

The water of life was painted to flow continuously throughout the canvas, on to the actual frame and onward...

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