At the time the largest painting I had ever attempted. Measuring 4 x 6 feet, this piece was inspired by Gustave Dore’s etchings of Dante’s Inferno as well as Michelangelo’s fresco, “The Last Judgement” housed in the Sistine Chapel.

The title is a nod to Dali and his penchant for melodramatic (and verbosely) titled paintings.

“Madonna Crossing the Shark-Infested Waters of the River Styx as Cerberus Awaits to Admit Her into the Gates of Hell”
2004
48″ x 60″
Oil on canvas
Private collection

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