Temperance v

Here’s a new sketch version of the painting. I like the way the image is going, but it feels static, probably because of the influence of the tarot versions of the virtues, which are very presentational. She’s standing on a sphere, which will become the world, and I think I need to add some imagery of gluttony swirling around her, while the angel is unaffected, being the master of temperance. I’ll play with this next.

I will divide the coat into the four alchemical colours, obviously not entirely clear in this graphite drawing.

temperance sketch


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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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