Ancient Rome in my Paintings and Drawings

Since the end of 2011 I have turned to the world of Ancient Rome, especially the military, to focus upon in my paintings and drawings. Ancient Rome is a subject that has held my fascination since I was nine years old.
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'The Emperor Commodus', grey lead, colour pencil, pastel and graphite stick on paper, 28.2 x 42cm.

'The Emperor Commodus', grey lead, colour pencil, pastel and graphite stick on paper, x

'Future or Past', grey lead on paper, 29.7 x 40cm, 2013.

'Future or Past', grey lead on paper, x

"His Divine Madness", oil on canvas, 2013, 60 x 125cm. The landscape here is based on a photo of a region in the eastern desert of Egypt. The central figure is copied from a 19th century painting by Edwin Blashfield titled "The Emperor Commodus leaving the Arena at the head of his Gladiators". This figure is Commodus. The bust on the right is of the dictator, general and politician Lucius Cornelius Sulla. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

"His Divine Madness", oil on canvas, 2013, 60 x 125cm. The landscape here is based on a photo of a region in the eastern desert of Egypt. The central figure is copied from a 19th century painting by Edwin Blashfield titled "The Emperor Commodus leaving the Arena at the head of his Gladiators". This figure is Commodus. The bust on the right is of the dictator, general and politician Lucius Cornelius Sulla. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

"God-Complex", oil on canvas, 80 x 135cm, 2015. The statue on the left is of Augustus; the equestrian figure in the middle is based on the statue of Marcus Aurelius; the central figure in the group on the right is based on a statue of Domitian; and either side of him are two Praetroian Guards.

"God-Complex", oil on canvas, 80 x 135cm, 2015. The statue on the left is of Augustus; the equestrian figure in the middle is based on the statue of Marcus Aurelius; the central figure in the group on the right is based on a statue of Domitian; and either side of him are two Praetroian Guards.

'The Medusa Touch', grey lead on paper, 29.7 x 40cm, 2013.

'The Medusa Touch', grey lead on paper, x

'Embellishment', grey lead and fine liner on paper, 29.7 x 42cm, 2014.

'Embellishment', grey lead and fine liner on paper, x

"Divine Commodus Hercules", fine liner and grey lead on paper, A3, 2012.

"Divine Commodus Hercules", fine liner and grey lead on paper,

'On The Move', oil on canvas, 51 x 76cm, 2016. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

'On The Move', oil on canvas, 51 x 76cm, 2016. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

'Rome In The East', oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, 2016. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

'Rome In The East', oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, 2016. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

'Neo Rome', oil on canvas, 50 x 120cm, 2016. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com

'Neo Rome', oil on canvas, 50 x 120cm, 2016. www.jeremyelkington.weebly.com


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