Relief Of African Elephants
Digital Art - Digital Art
I took photograph of a marble African elephant which was displayed on entrance wall of the Eastern garden in Getty Villa museum in Malibu, CA.
I duplicate the image to make two elephants facing each other, and added lots of beautiful green plants margins form top and bottom, to breathe life in the context of the artwork.
Now the finished design has more peaceful approach than the original artwork, it shows the two elephant sharing a gift of miniature plan pot holding it high with their trunks. It could be very nice garden wall display or mural with its vibrant colors and symmetric design.
This text is from the Getty Villa museum art label:
Relief of an African Elephant
Roman, 79-96 AD
Elephants were known throughout the ancient Mediterranean. They were imported from North Africa and the Near East. From the end of the fourth century BC, they were used by Greek armies in the eastern Mediterranean. Hannibal, leader of Carthage, brought elephants across the Alps with his army when he invaded Italy in 218-217 BC. At the funeral of the Roman emperor Vespasian (ruled 69-79 AD), a team of elephants pulled a chariot. The tasseled blankets of the pair carved on the reliefs here suggest that they are trained animals, perhaps part of a military parade.
June 2nd, 2013
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