Figurative Art | Dramatic Realist Artist Eric Armusik

Classical Figurative Artist

Painted Human Emotion

Eric Armusik, (b. 1973) paints classical figurative art that fuses his life experiences with art history.  His paintings are a declaration to the dramatic power of representational art.  The origin of his inspiration does not lie in academia, but rather his childhood, surrounded by the vivid paintings he saw in Gothic cathedrals as a child.  Eric doesn't aspire to simply paint a figure; he paints a moment, a human experience, and an emotional dialogue that transcends culture, religion and time itself.  If you want realist figurative art you can go to any academic painter.  If you want to know the sublime passion an artist has for the inner souls of the human beings in his paintings, you've come to the right painting website.  The work of Eric Armusik is painted human emotion.  Welcome to ericarmusik.com

New Drawing Available - "Homer"

I was going to post two of the preliminary drawings for sale this morning but before I had the chance to I sold the one of Beatrice to a private collection!   I do, however, still have a drawing I did of Homer in preparation for Canto 4, Panel 5: Dante and Virgil Visit the Great Poets of Antiquity in Limbo.  

The drawing is charcoal on toned paper, 9 x 12" and for sale for $150.  Email me using the form below to purchase.  

My drawing of Beatrice, sold to a private collection 9 x 12", charcoal on toned paper

Ready to Dive In

After several weeks of working with models traveling out of the area to do photo shoots for reference, I'm ready to dive into the whole series from the beginning.  I was held back a few weeks ago when I found I didn't have a model to work with for the character of Dante and my model for Virgil had recently been in the hospital for foot surgery.  I had considered jumping ahead to Canto 7 or Canto 9 so I could continue progress on the series but I ran into complications with some of the poses for those Cantos as well.  In the end, it all worked out for the better.  I now have most of the reference material I need to put together most of the compositions for each of the 40 panels.  Any supplemental poses and modeling sessions I'll need over the next 3 years I'll seek out when it is necessary.  

I am going to be starting on Panel 1 from Canto 1 tomorrow.  Now that I am ready it only makes sense to start this journey,  albiet for me an artistic one, from the beginning and follow the poem in order until the end.  I'll post once I get started.  

My homemade stocking hat I made for my Dante model to wear for the poses.  I had a terrible time finding the red stocking hat so I had to make one out of canvas and dye it red to match the outfit I purchased.  Fortunately the white part of this outfit, the Renaissance linen coif, I was able to purchase off of an artisan from Etsy - A Stroll Through Time

My homemade stocking hat I made for my Dante model to wear for the poses.  I had a terrible time finding the red stocking hat so I had to make one out of canvas and dye it red to match the outfit I purchased.  Fortunately the white part of this outfit, the Renaissance linen coif, I was able to purchase off of an artisan from Etsy - A Stroll Through Time