Hyperrealism painting Diogenes by Denis Peterson


  • Painting Series:
    The Wall
  • Media:
    Acrylics and Clay Pencils
  • Painting Method:
    Airbrush/Glazed Layers
  • Substrate:
    24"x24" Panel
  • Signed Prints/Edition 50:
    9 Available
  • Past Exhibitions:
    Galleries and Books

  • The story behind the image:

    Diogenes was conceived in University Park. The subject stood out in the context of the rusting playground and an aging oak tree.

    I recalled Diogenes, the humble Grecian philosopher and beggar who, when approached by Alexander the Great, sardonically offered that he was blocking his view.

    I wondered were he to awaken, would he tell me that I was blocking his view.

    Preparatory Drawings and Watercolors: AVAILABLE