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The Judgement of Alcibiades

Golden Bowl Honourable Mention, Awarded by the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers 2023

The unteachable student of Socrates; a precocious, beautiful Ancient Greek in the years before he became the famous general. Though characterised as an unruly playboy he is also said to have a deep reverence - perhaps love - for his teacher Socrates.

   An unusual subject for me, the painting descended into microadjustments chasing after the rather slippery expression of disbelief and dawning hurt, of a self-assured man rejected by the most important figure in his life - and maybe a touch of humility after all...

Handmade Frame with 23ct Gold Leaf

5.3 x 6.8cm


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