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Daphne and Apollo

Item Code: DK-84648-s
Oil on canvas
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Base price $4,164
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Signed and dated oil on canvas.

Apollo, the Greek and Roman god of music, poetry, art, the sun and a great warrior was also a patron of archery.

In Greek mythology Apollo mocked Eros, the God of Love, for his use of the bow and arrow. An insulted Eros prepared two arrows; one of gold and one of lead.

He shot Apollo with the arrow of gold, instilling him with a passionate love for the River Nymph, Daphne. He then shot Daphne with the arrow of lead, instilling in her a hatred for Apollo.
David Kirk portraitBorn in 1960, Kirk was brought up in Somerset and went on to study at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. The following year he won first prize in the National Religious Painting Competition. In 1985 Kirk held his first solo show at the St. James Gallery in Bath and he continued to exhibit there regularly during the 1990s.

Since 2001 he has held many one man shows at the Rona Gallery in Mayfair and also exhibited at many other venues throughout the UK. Kirk continually explores English landscape and buildings in his art and though he seems to have been influenced by Stanley Spencer and Paul Nash his work displays a highly individual approach.
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