THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
With its slender, yet robust and towering stems, the profoundly beautiful gladiolus in the Gladiolus 2 Painting captures all of the drama and determination associated with the gladiators of the Roman Empire. A symbol of unwavering strength and integrity, the gladiolus flower represents the pursuit of infatuation, one that can leave the pursuer breathless and dizzy. Often used as a gift for a 40th wedding anniversary, the gladiolus in this painting stands for the desire for a long lasting love and the lengths that someone desperately in love will go to in order to achieve such a thing.
GETTING TO KNOW A. ROY
A. Roy takes his inspiration from artists all across the board, bringing in little bits and pieces of what he loves about each one and incorporating them into each of his works. Born in Bengal, Krishnagar, Roy has moved a lot throughout his life and has taken his cues from the colors, the landscapes and the life that he has witnessed throughout his journeys. This becomes evident when you look at his natural scenes full of serene waters, sprawling mountaintops, pleasant forests and tranquil fields.