Monday, February 27, 2012

BEAUTY: Painting--Luke Hillestad

Luke Hillestad is based in Minnesota but paints like an old Dutch or Italian master. He admits to having books of works by Caravaggio and Rembrandt open in the studio while he is painting yet his imagery is touched by a vague kind of post-modernism in its spare, haunting presentation. He says the narrative of his work focuses on "birth, kinship, ritual, and healing."

Top to bottom: Crowning; Dead Is Dead; Recognition; Shelter From the Storm; The Alchemist

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