Artwork: Richard Bledsoe

Richard Bledsoe “Fortunato” oil on canvas 20″ x 16″ Part of a series of literary alcoholics I’m working on-in this case from the Edgar Allan Poe story, “The Cask of Amontillado.” This is the first oil painting I’ve completed since moving my studio into my house in December of 2012. I actually finished this painting…

Genres: Symbolism

An overview of Symbolist Art Before I found a contemporary guiding philosophy in Remodernism, I recognized in my work shared concerns with the Symbolist painters of the late 1800s-early 1900s. The spiritual aspects of light, darkness and color. Acceptance of gods, monsters and the grotesque as worthy explorations for art. A mystical sense of purpose.…

Quotes: Myths

“Myths are the world’s dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.” -Joseph Campbell Painting is among the greatest of symbolic forms.