ULYSSES REUNITED WITH PENELOPE (AFTER PRIMATICCIO)
oil on linen
signed; signed, titled and dated ‘94 on the stretcher
45 ins x 48 ins; 114.3 cms x 121.9 cms
Inspired by the paintings of Old Renaissance Masters, Lindee Climo’s work demonstrates classical style with a contemporary twist. She paints detailed portraits of animals in place of well-known figures featured in religious or historical scenes, evidence of the farm animals integral to her childhood and adult life. Climo’s Ulysses Reunited with Penelope (after Francisco Primaticcio) (1994), exemplifies the artists ability to anthropomorphize her animal subjects. The painting, which recalls the popular love story between Ulysses and Penelope from Homer’s Odyssey, introduces a pair of pigs rekindling a long-lost romance. The humorous touch makes this a light-hearted work, full of detail and originality.
Originally from Massachusetts, Climo moved to Eastern Canada in 1970, and has been exhibiting her art across North America since 1975. Her work can be found in various collections, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Acadia University, the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of External Affairs, and Scotiabank Group Fine Art Collection. The artist continues to produce work while residing in Nova Scotia.