Creative art of Jeffrey Batchelor II  

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is yet another painting inspired by the most famous painting in the world and perhaps the most influential artist of all time… “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. It is artists hope that the viewer will forgive the pretentiousness of using such a masterpiece and appreciate his unique vision and execution.
This painting incorporates some of Jeffrey Batchelor favorite metaphoric symbols, the first and most obvious being chess. Artist likes using chess as a symbol of the daily struggles of our lives. In this painting the figure is in a state of deep contemplation while kneeling in a “dream” environment that is a giant chessboard. Small chess pieces are scattered at her feet while in the distance a giant rook has fallen, and soaring into the sky are a black bishop and a king, whose color is not easily discerable.The figure is dressed in a white sheet and there is a crown on the ground in front of her, marking her as the white queen. The black bishop is a symbol of religion …

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