"Aeri Helical Stupra"
Deborah Susan Jones :
Editor & Writer
The Artist's 9 Carat gold-point
drawing of the "Aeri Helical Stupra".
da Vinci's lifetime traversed the years of the
Renaissance period and
his work is fundamentally associated with the period,
his incessant, perhaps even obsessive, urge for
experimentation, certainly creative daring, and of
course, his artistic
skills and subsequent popularity, both then and now.
celebration of the 500th anniversary of his death this
Peter Andrew Jones honours Da Vinci's talent by
experimenting with the
artistic techniques he used and examining how it,
perhaps, influenced a
contemporary artist, himself, and one described by one
Twitter as “One of the most influential and successful
of the modern age” and who has worked professionally
just ten percent
of Da Vinci's time and yet, via the explosive nature
markets he has worked in, the subsequent global
distribution of his
works, and, later, global reach of the internet, is,
perhaps, as famous
in his own time than Da Vinci was in his?
Such is the
global reach, and power, on the internet?
drawing, in 9 Carat Gold, on Casein
Tempera coated wood
panel, is a technique much favoured by PAJ
and the idea of
creating a fantasy helicopter to celebrate Leonardo's
far-reaching visions of flying machines was a delight
to both ponder