I went back to my fantastical treatment of Plato's account of Atlantis. I had made this particular character and similar ones before in pencil and now he's on canvas. Personally, I'm a big Atlantis aficionado. And there have been recent trends in archaeology that are suggesting it was a very real place. These findings point to Thera and Crete, home of the mysterious Minoan culture.
There's a really interesting documentary on the subject hosted by historian Bettany Hughes. You can catch it here on Youtube. Her shows are hard to find here in the U.S. They're quite informative.
And she's so cultured and knowledgable.
Acrylic on Canvas