Ars auro gemmisque prior
It took me literally months to finnish this piece and it was driving me mad.
When I've read Vampire Armand for the first time (10 years ago) I wanted to paint him as he was described, as one of Botticelli's angels. I wanted to imitate his painting style and the tempera technique. Ten years ago i was absolutely unable to do it, of course. I took the challenge now.
I believe it's a way in which Marius himself would paint him.
hope you like it!
anyone who wants to interpret it, the title and the symbols is much welcome, I'm curious what you can say.