The Fountain of Youth by Christopher Pugliese

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Christopher Pugliese

The Fountain of Youth


119.38 x 119.38 cm | 47 x 47 in

Oil on linen

  • ARC Staff Awards ($100 Cash Award)

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.