" In the real dark of night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning"- F Scott Fitzgerald ( 1896-1940 )

Oil on canvas 580×800 mm

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  • chung-deh tien
    chung-deh tienabout 5 years ago

    I was a fan of Hieronymus Bosch in college. this is great!

  • Thanks Kaiju,

    Bosch was ahead of his time! Really one of the pioneers of surealism if you think about it.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

    CDESIGNSabout 5 years ago


  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    before i saw it i was going to say what kaiju said it is a neuvo-bosch i,m glad kaiju spelt it for me-

  • This painting is actually in colour but I photgraphed in sepia which I think looks better. JD

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • annamora
    annamoraalmost 5 years ago

    I would like to see this in original … amazing …

  • I’ll be posting up some detail of the painting very soon since it’s quite large. :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • wendyL
    wendyLalmost 5 years ago

    brilliant! FEATURED!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wow! Thank you so much for the feature Wendy. I’m very surprised! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thank you frogster. You’re welcome! :)))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • ForestGirl
    ForestGirlalmost 5 years ago

    My first thought was Bosch as well … fantastic work … which one do I look at next?!? They’re all amazing!!

  • Hello ForestGirl, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. My early work was heavily influenced by Bosch but even though I still appreciate his work I have moved on and discovered other artists who I admire more. :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Astrid Strahm
    Astrid Strahmalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous… I enjoy returning the visit.. :-)

  • Hello Astrid, Lovely name by the way! Yes, you are most welcome anytime for a visit and thank you for the compliment! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Julie Marks
    Julie Marksalmost 5 years ago

    This is extraordinary. I also see the influence of the Flemish painters,
    especially bosch and brueguel. The detail and time devoted to this intricate and
    stunning work is evident. Outstanding!!

  • Hi Julie, Thank you so much for the compliment!!! I was heavily into intricate detail but these days my work is more loose and free. Don’t know if it’s to do with getting old!! :)))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • natayo
    natayoalmost 5 years ago

    you know I think the only way to truly appreciate the above is to see it in person- for some reason I do not think a picture gives it the justice it deserves- remarkable-

  • Thank you appreciating this piece Fred. It’s not a “popular” one but I think you’re right, work of this size does lose it’s impact in this kind of environment and you need to view it in person.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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