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ARTWORK FOR SALE: Odin's Quest for Knowledge

ARTIST: Michael Kucharski
PRICE: $6,000.00

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Title: Odin's Quest for Knowledge
Mediums: Acrylic
Status: Unpublished Art
Price: $6,000.00
Tags: Classical Realism, Fantasy, Illustration, Mythology, Paintings, Personal Work


This painting was inspired by artist John R. Benson’s linoleum-block printed Norse notecards depicting Odin hanging upon the Tree of Life in the pursuit of knowledge. In that legend, Odin hanged himself on Yggdrasil, the tree of life, wounded himself with a spear and fasted for nine days and nights in order to discover the magical runes.
Back when I was in college, I had wanted to do a self-portrait with myself in the role of the tarot card, The Hanged Man, which I felt and still feel accurately, symbolizes the life and place in life of a student, a life in suspension. The concept was veto by the class' instructor.

Signed acrylic painting on watercolor board
13.75 x 21.5 inches