Michael Allen Lowe
the work
the artist
current show
"Europa"  70.25" x 80.5" Oil on Canvas

The setting for Lowe’s reinterpretation of this Greek
myth comes from a mid-15th century drawing
Mounted Knight with a Lance
, by Uccello, thought to
be St George.  Lowe’s Europa is after a foreground
nymph from François Boucher’s
The Rape of
, c.1733-34.  Lowe has incorporated
decorative art nouveau elements in this work
including metallic gold paint and stylized flowers in

the vein of Gustav Klimt.  Lowe’s work is a visual exploration into coexisting and
contrasting mythological identities: the primal masculine and the sacred feminine.
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