Forest of My Thoughts (Neice of Hespulla)


Oil on Canvas

48.00 x 30.00 x 2.00 in

121.9 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm

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This piece is signed by the artist.


About The Work

"This is an homage to Caravaggio, both in style and technique. The title refers to a story by the Roman author Pliny, who talks about the niece of a man called Hespulla, who ran away from home because of a disruptive household. In this portrait, the character is in a safe space where she imagines she is surrounded by a forest filled with her own thoughts." - Francisco Benitez

Benitez’ work is included in numerous private collections, some high-profile, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier’s, throughout the United States, as well as in France, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, etc. His work is on permanent display at the New Mexico State Legislature’s public art collection, as well as at the National Hispanic Culture Center and the Conseil Général de l’Aveyron in France. He has lectured on painting of the baroque period, as well as having his work featured on the covers of various books and publications.

Courtesy of Maestri Gallery

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