Tentanda Via Est Qua Me Quoquo 
Possin Tollere Humo - He Steers His Flight/ Aloft, Incumbent Of The 
Dusky Air/ That Felt Unusual Weight Oil Painting - James Gillray

Tentanda Via Est Qua Me Quoquo Possin Tollere Humo - He Steers His Flight/ Aloft, Incumbent Of The Dusky Air/ That Felt Unusual Weight

James GillrayItem # 2265203
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Tentanda Via Est Qua Me Quoquo Possin Tollere Humo - He Steers His Flight/ Aloft, Incumbent Of The Dusky Air/ That Felt Unusual Weight", originally brought to life by the talented James Gillray. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to James Gillray and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    James Gillray, a prominent British caricaturist and printmaker, is renowned for his satirical works that vividly captured the political and social landscapes of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One of his notable works, "Tentanda Via Est Qua Me Quoquo Possin Tollere Humo - He Steers His Flight/ Aloft, Incumbent Of The Dusky Air/ That Felt Unusual Weight," exemplifies his ability to blend classical references with contemporary commentary.

    Created in 1797, this etching and aquatint print is a masterful example of Gillray's intricate artistry and sharp wit. The title, derived from Latin and English, translates to "The way must be tried by which, wherever they can, they may lift me from the ground - He steers his flight aloft, incumbent of the dusky air that felt unusual weight." This elaborate title sets the stage for a complex visual narrative that requires viewers to engage with both the imagery and the text to fully appreciate its meaning.

    The print depicts a fantastical scene where a central figure, possibly representing a political or social leader of the time, is shown attempting to ascend into the air, symbolizing ambition or escape from earthly concerns. Surrounding this figure are various allegorical elements and characters that Gillray often employed to critique the follies and vices of his contemporaries. The use of classical allusions, such as references to mythology and literature, adds a layer of sophistication to the satire, inviting viewers to draw parallels between ancient and modern times.

    Gillray's work is characterized by its meticulous detail and dynamic composition, and "Tentanda Via Est Qua Me Quoquo Possin Tollere Humo" is no exception. The print not only showcases his technical prowess but also his keen insight into the human condition and the political machinations of his era. Through this piece, Gillray continues to be celebrated for his ability to entertain and provoke thought, making him a pivotal figure in the history of satirical art.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

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