Oil on Canvas
72" X 66"
Artist: Fernando Davila
Fernando Davila is a very accomplished artist born in Colombia, who has achieved recognition for his mastery of figurative paintings. His extensive work has been exhibited in South America, Europe and the U.S.
He was chosen and personally invited by Maestro Fernando Botero to participate in the XXIX Prix International de L’Art Contemporain in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Davila was recognized by the Colombian Congress in 1999 with the “Orden de la Democracia” for his contribution to the Arts.
He has published two hard cover books and many catalogues about his paintings with written texts by well known Art Critics and Art Historians such as; Eduard J. Sullivan, Pierre Restany, Ana Maria Escallon, Georges Gomez y Caceres, German Rubiano Caballero.
His paintings have been auctioned in Christie’s and Sotheby’s New York since 1988, and most recently in Los Angeles at MOLAA auctions 2006-07.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace. She is the Greek Goddess of victory, speed, and strength.
Ancient Greeks worshiped Nike because they believed she could make them never to die and was able to grant to humans strength and the speed needed to be victorious in any task they undertook.
In this painting by Fernando Davila, we see the Winged Victory of Samothrace, in beautiful rose color tones against a dark background. The light that comes from below, highlights the outreached wings in a masterful way. Mr. Davila is a genius, with light and shadows.
A femenine woman, also with an outstreched arm mimicking a wing. She holds her head high. Her posture is elegant and fluid at the same time.
The light, that could be smoke, or a cloud as a backdrop, beautifully embraces both subjects.