Temptation of St. Anthony of the Desert

temptaion of st anthony of teh desert

Temptation of St.Anthony of the Desert


acrylic on Yupo paper

11 by 14″

This is a new painting I finished up a few moments ago, given this is the last week of school I find myself only able to focus upon small works on paper. Painting quickly with water based paints between writing assignments. This painting is in part inspired by what I call “cut-away” rooms that are depicted in early Renaissance paintings,such as this one. I find them fascinating and will continue exploring the doll-house format.

cutaway room rouen 1444-45


Well back to editing.


Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

2 thoughts on “Temptation of St. Anthony of the Desert”

  1. I’m so taken with this painting Leonard, It’s totally convincing in it’s own world and that cut-away room is brilliantly done. For me, there are also echoes of Magritte, and Leonora Carrington, very different artists, but both people who achieve convincingly realised universes as you have here. Mm, I’m mesmerised, It’s so original, as only you can do!

  2. Dear friend,
    Thank you. Carrington is a great influence, in fact I saw a painting of hers the other day ( and one by Varos) and was once again struck by the charm and cleverness of her work. So a comparison of Leonora to Leonard is very well received!
    Will need to look into the Magritte comparison, to be honest I am not as familiar with his work as I should be. So that ought to be fun.
    Again thank you,

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