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Legacy of the ages

Legacy of the ages
canvas, underwater painting

50*30
2019

3900 USD

These amphoras at the bottom, of course, are not an archaeological value. They were created and flooded by the forces of the nearby dive centers at a depth of 8-10 meters specifically to attract tourists. In addition, they serve as an excellent refuge for fish and a convenient home for corals.

The artwork was painted for four dives. While I was engaged in fixed objects, a few stingrays, and a huge phlegmatic fish, Napoleon, almost the size of me, watched my work. But they refused to pose for me. My reliable friends-lionfishes rescued me. It seems I have with them some kind of supernatural connection. Wherever I appear with an underwater easel, they come out of their shelter, spread their gorgeous wings and poisonous fins in front of me, and begin their slow, fascinating dance.

em>P.S. Artist Olga Belka thanks the «Dolphin Diving Center» in Sharm El Sheikh for the provided conditions for underwater painting.

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