An Art Deco watercolor painting with mythical themes by Eugene Savage (1883-1978). The study for the ceiling of the Elks Club in Chicago, Illinois. Titled "Muses Bringing Food for the Feast on Mt. Olympus,"and signed in the lower center. Eugene Savage is known for his melding of classical antiquity and modernity. When awarded a fellowship by the American Academy to study in Rome, he dedicated his attention to ancient Greek and Roman Sculpture. His later works reflect this influence whil incorporating modern sensibility. After leaving Rome, Savage was commissioned to pain numerous murals throughout the United States and Europe, including a ceiling triptych in the Elks Club National Memorial in Chicago, for which these were studies. the project was massive and brought together many of the most prominent artists of the time. the composition is subtly surreal, partly as a consideration for viewer position.
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