Marcellus. Acrylic on thick, acid free paper, 8" x 10", study of a male nude holding the skull of a long horned steer. Original painting by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.
Inspired by the story of St. Marcellus in
The Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine. Emperor Maximian, who ruled
from 286 to 305, converted his church to a barn and he was condemned to
spend the remainder of his days in menial labor, taking care of the
Painting does not included the black bars on either
side, used here for formatting, nor the "My Good Babushka" watermark
used here for security purposes.