Boston Based Galatea Fine Arts Presents the Work of MECA Illustration Professor Rob Sullivan
July 5 - 28, 2013
(muse): a woman, or a force personiﬁed as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for
a creative artist.
MECA Illustration professors' paintings reframe the subject at hand as a metaphorical transfiguration away from
their representation. This moves beyond mere surface, as he engage with painting’s
history and technical narrativity, bridging it conceptually across a contemporary
vernacular. The Detached Muse suite of paintings represents that fusion.
The mythology of the Muses began in the Hellenistic era as nine goddesses who
embodied fields of artistic endeavor. In the 19th Century, they were referred to as forms
of inspiration, often with creators speaking of their own personal “artistic muse.” This
figure was regularly personified by the artist’s female model, and the one-to-one
interaction between artist and model was a relationship recorded in paint over the course
The Detached Muse Project represents Sullivan's efforts to reify the muse in painting while
subverting it away from modern expectation.
Reception: Friday, July 5, 6-8 PM
460B Harrison Ave, #B-6
617 542 1500
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