Ara Martis (Altar of Mars) by Bruno Vepkhvadze

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Bruno Vepkhvadze

Ara Martis (Altar of Mars)

2013

120 x 61 cm | 47 x 24 in

Oil on canvas

  • Third Place ($500) / Still Life

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

“The composition Ara Martis (Altar of Mars) is an allegory of rebirth of the ancient world. The artwork exhibits a combination of old and new, reconstructed brand new Roman armor, placed on the ancient original Roman altar. In this picture, I show how the ancient world and classic culture are given new life, deriving from the deep and solid past. The new Roman armor and old altar symbolically describes this idea, showing the great interest towards antique culture which reappeared in societies regularly throughout the centuries. For the role of this strong and solid base, I have chosen the Altar of Mars, the God of war, and one of the significant Roman mythological figures. The subject of this painting shows an old and mighty soul of the ancient world, which time by time has blown new life to the époques.” – Bruno Vepkhvadze