Inferno Self-portrait (Oils)- by Robert Dye

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This is a self portrait painting, produced with oils on a stretched canvas. It has a very expressive personal quality as well as a universal connotation. I had layered through various sittings, the main portrait piece and the lettering style. The original has a very nice tonal quality and a strong contrast of complimentary color. I also wanted the imposed lettering placement to coincide spatially with the self portrait features, so a unified and enhanced mood is achieved. The dimensions of the canvas are 30in. X 24in. It was initiated about three years ago and recently finished up in 2008.
Canto III, 67-69: “The insects streaked their faces with their blood, which, mingled with their tears, fell at their feet, where it was gathered up by sickening worms.”


self, portraits, oils


  • Nora Fraser
    Nora Fraserabout 6 years ago

    startling and interesting

  • Thanks very much for the comments. I appreciate your thoughts and interest in this stylized self-portrait painting. Hope you enjoy a lot of my works. Please take good care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanabout 6 years ago

    Cool image Robert. Very vibrant and striking.

  • Thanks for the compliments on this Tony. It is a powerful and expressive image to me and the text adds a heightened emotional value, which I was really satisfied with, upon completing. Hope you are well, take care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • Alicia  Liliana
    Alicia Lilianaabout 6 years ago

    This certainly is a powerful image. Impressive painting Robert!

  • Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate the compliment. I am glad you viewed. Please take care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 6 years ago

    absolutely fabulous!

  • Thanks again Helene. I was wondering what the response would be to this more expressive and stylized oil painting. Glad you appreciate it. Keep in touch, and take good care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • artlein
    artleinabout 6 years ago

    A riveting image and possibly the most expressive in your portfolio – excellent!

  • Thanks for the wonderful compliment. I appreciate the interest. Hope you take care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • John Fish
    John Fishabout 6 years ago

    what wonderful work. the portrait itself is so beautiful and strong. Love the colors. You did a fine job of planning the lettering, which fits so perfectly with the painting and somehow takes it to a different dimension of mental energy as well as visual beauty.

  • Thanks you so much for your honest and positive comments. Glad that the overall feeling from the work is understood and appreciated. Hope you take good care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • AmySplash
    AmySplashabout 6 years ago

    this is wicked sweet

  • Thanks for your interest in this painting. Please take good care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • rosepepper
    rosepepperabout 6 years ago

    agree this is a strong work and stands out. The text acts as a temporary barrier between you and the viewer, putting you behind a screen of words that still dont have the power of the face and the visual image. Great tonal renderings, excellent portrait.

  • Thank you very much for your critique and feedback. I really appreciate the acknowledgment. Hope you will keep in touch, take care, Peace-

    – Robert Dye

  • Rachael D
    Rachael Dabout 6 years ago


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