Urania and Ptolemy

Title: Urania and Ptolemy
Artist: Anawanitia
Medium: Oil
Support: Stretched Canvas
Size: 18×24 inches
Date Completed: June 28, 2018
Framed: not necessary

This picture was adapted from an inspirational small stamp woodcut illustration that is in many old world texts books about astronomy. It was originally from Johann de Scarobusco’s Textus de Sphaera that was printed in 1531 by Simon Colins, in Paris. Think of this similar to a guitar player covering their favorite song, with their personal spin on it.

Urania vs Ptolemy painting illustrates the conflicting beliefs between astrology, which is represented by Urania, and astronomy, which is represented by Ptolemy. I felt that this needed to be painted. While I had updated many elements to bring it into this century, such as adding color, I stayed true to the original artist’s idea. It took years to paint this, as it I felt it had many key elements that needed to be as accurate as possible. I painted it to the best of my abilities at the time, and feel it is a true work of art.

Thank you for your interest in my artwork and supporting a working artist. Each painting was painted by hand with great care. All paintings shown are ready, and will ship within 1 to 2 business days. The paintings are archival and come unframed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I am friendly! Thank you for your time! 😁