De Amore: Victoria Chapman

Shane Guffogg  De Amore #3

Shane Guffogg  De Amore #3

De Amore

After conversing with Guffogg, he explained to me that, the De Amore series, was inspired by Ficino’s own “De Amore”, an account Ficino witnessed in the 14th century in accord to Plato’s "Symposium on Love".  The Renaissance era was at the height of this existence/, when love for God moved to a more spiritual quest of, 'love for light” and not entirely the Godhead.   Guffogg’s paintings awaken our spirits with an intense passion for serenading the beloved with illustrious strokes that dance into an eternal light.  

Victoria Chapman
February 2017