"Arcadia is a place that is both a real geographical location, as well as a mythological place from Ancient Greek Mythology. The real Arcadia currently exists in the country of Greece, while the idea of the fictional, mythological Arcadia is coming from the time of history when Ancient Greek mythologies were born. It was and is located in the Peloponnese, a peninsula in southern Greece.
Whilst being locked down I was reminded of a painting by Nicolas Poussin entitled et in Arcadia ego, roughly translates to even in paradise here am I, which refers to the presence of death even in a place of beauty like Arcadia. As we have all spent the last year being reminded of our own mortality I began looking at ideas to describe a figure in such a surrounding and produce my own version of the story."
- Mark Demsteader
If you are interested in any of the reserved paintings, it is worth contacting the gallery as there is a chance that they may become available.
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