The Fountain of Youth by Christopher Pugliese

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Christopher Pugliese

The Fountain of Youth

2015

119.38 x 119.38 cm | 47 x 47 in

Oil on linen

  • ARC Staff Awards ($100)

Started in 2007 and exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2010 under the title Waking Consciousness, I considered this painting finished until I saw it hanging on the Museum wall. At that moment I had an epiphany about color, that the viewer could be drawn into areas with more or less chromatic intensity. Reworking this painting opened my eyes, like a child, to a new world of color. In 2015 I decided it was done and renamed it the Fountain of Youth.