The Nine Muses
This series of nine acrylic paintings on canvas aims to pay tribute to the Muses of Greek mythology, who presided over different artistic fields.
The nine Muses and their gifts of song, dance, and joy helped the gods and the ancient Greeks forget their troubles and focus on art and beauty.
The Muses were the embodiment of certain artistic ideals, and they inspired musicians, writers, and performers to reach even greater artistic and intellectual heights*.
Chris Barley had fun assigning them a background and different colors to each one, according to their particularities.
The set of nine paintings exudes both strength and an incredible variety of colors but which tend to form a single entity not lacking in harmony.