Romeo and Juliet by Mark Sheeky

G576A Romeo and Juliet
Oil on panel
Aug 2016 to May 2017, Size 387x268 mm

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About this painting
This painting is about the Shakespeare play. It is a picture of the growth of love, turmoil, calmness and finally death.

A storm signifies trouble, war, chaos and the battle of two forces, warring families. Amidst the storm clouds, people toss and turn like leaves in an autumn tempest, emotions - cast and flying around and around in deadly swirl, the dance of love.

In calmer times, a tree gently bends an arcing object towards it, a gentle tug of spring. The initials R and J are carved into its creaked limb. In the grass below, lovers can be seen, and following the path, a sprinkle of flowers that embrace each other in a gentle rest.

On the far-right of the painting however, the tiny crosses evoke a graveyard, peace, but also tragedy. The turmoil of intense love can only come to an end in the afterlife.

Romeo and Juliet
Price: £870.00
Original for sale. Click here to enquire.

Limited Edition Giclée Reproduction (Limited To 100)
Price: £125.00
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