Very good condition.
36″W x 48″H
Original oil on canvas painting by local Columbus, Ohio artist Ron Arps titled “Pleiades” features a nude woman with deep, brooding shadows against a warm yet neutral background. Her curvaceous shape and compelling mystery create a striking portrait. The title “Pleiades” is a Greek mythological reference to the companions of Artemis, who were the seven daughters of Atlas, the titan. Pursued by Orion after their father Atlas began shouldering the heavens, Zeus made the daughters into doves before transforming them into stars to provide comfort to their father. It is said that Orion’s constellation continues to pursue them across the heavenly sky. Signature and maker’s mark found on front and back, titled and dated 2001 on reverse of canvas.
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Owl by Nicodemus Pottery has a matte milky white finish with bits of brick red pottery peeking through. Round yellow eyes, a black beak, and black talons complete this design.
About the Artist: Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone.
Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg college. In 1932, he became dean at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.
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