Travis Lampe is on to something fantastic! Murphy Art Books is proud to present Travis Lampe’s imaginative story book dreamscapes at Booth No. 4833 during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con July 21-25, 2010.
“Surpriser” (inspired by Raphael‘s St. Michael confounding the Devil)
Travis is a Chicago based artist who will be traveling to San Diego to present a new mini zine, sign, doodle and present his 4 new custom works, as shown here exclusively. Each work has been custom created for Comic-Con and have been painted, acrylic on wood panel with a custom printed silk-screened frame. All pieces are 8" x 8" and deeply inspired, as you will soon see.
“The Flimsy Oath” (inspired by Jaques-Louis David’s The oath of the Horatii)
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) : The Oath of the Horatii
Jacques-Louis David was commissioned by the Administrator of Royal Residences in 1784 and exhibited at the 1785 Salon under the title "The Oath of the Horatii, between their Father’s Hands. The story was based on Titus-Livy during a period of war between Rome and Alba in 669 B.C. The final painting measures 10' 10" x 13" 11" and is proudly displayed in the Musée du Lourvre, Paris.
“Rat Smooch” (inspired by François Gérard’s Cupid and Psyche)
François Gérard (1770-1837) : Cupid and Psyche
Francois Gérard’s painting “Cupid and Psyche” (also known as “The Tale of Amour and Psche”) is based on a 2nd century AD novel, “The Golden Ass” by Lucius Apuleius (Latin prose wrter, 125-180).
“Smogram” ( inspired by Jaques-Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps)
Jaques-Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps or Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass
David’s “Napoleon Crossing the Alps” is a fitting title for an oil painting that was commissioned by the King of Spain. David worked hard to get it right, between 1801 and 1805 he created five separate versions of the same painting.
Travis Lampe’s sense of humor is great and the energy of his storytelling is uniquely packaged. Contact me if you are interested in collecting these great pieces. See you at Comic-Con.