- 30 x 40 inches
- © 2012
- Oil on Canvas, Framed
Joan of Arc - (1412-1431)
Jeanne D’Arc is a folk heroine of France and a Roman-Catholic saint. A peasant girl born in what is now eastern France, who claimed divine guidance, she led the French Army to several important victories during the Hundred Years War. She was eventually captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English. She was put on trial for charges of insubordination and heterodoxy and was famously burned at the stake for heresy at 19. 25 years after her execution she was declared a martyr by Pope Callixtus III.
From the Artist: “I started Tattooing in July of 2001 and since then have been working diligently to learn this very complicated and challenging craft. I currently work at Idle Hand Tattoo located at 575 Haight st. in San Francisco. Through tattooing i have found a love for art and as well as Oil painting. I paint what I know and what I experience. Being from a military family as well as serving in the United States Navy for four honorable years, I can’t help but be fascinated with the military. The act of war and how it regards class in society serves to inform my interest in the alterations of uniform and conformity. After finishing my BFA at the California College of the Arts, I decided to re-explore this connection that i so strongly feel. Through painting I attempt to elicit an honest image and to show the people as they are, beyond their presentation and into an image that replies to their actual state. These people exist all around us and need to be honored and never forgotten.” Aaron Hodges