Kinnett, Doug. Escalade. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 1997.

Doug Kinnett

Escalade, 1997

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

24 × 32 inches

In the 15th and 16th centuries, no artist worth his rations of wine could even call himself an artist if he had not painted certain standard subjects such as a Madonna and Child or an ascension of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. These works could make a painter's career and invited critical comparison with other artists. This painting can't be called a truly religious work, but it is intended to be deeply spiritual. It is about the elevating power of nature and the reference to nature and machine (Manna Machine) is once again employed.

About the Artist

Doug Kinnett is a visual artist who prefers the abstract over the real, the decorative over the minimalist. He creates bold, colorful works that emerge from his imagination,life experiences, and travels. Based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in his Manna Machine Studio, Doug works in a variety media: including oil paintings, woodcuts, ceramics, metal, and wood.

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