Adagio for a King
"Adagio for a King"
by A E London

"Adagio for a King"

Original Media: Layers of transparent oil over charcoal and graphite
Original Size: 48"W x 24"H

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" lead me to create this piece. The lion--a magnificent male in his prime--presented himself to me in the Kalahari in Botswana, but the music led me to the unusual color choices and direct gaze. Lions are a favorite for this artist, but this is perhaps the most handsome male I have ever drawn.

LOCATION: Botswana

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