Pro Romanis Art

Architectural Fantasy: Minerva (sepia)

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Dimensions:
17″ W x 11″ H (43.18 cm W x 27.94 cm H)
Price: $35 US + shipping and handling
Order Number: 01300T

24″ W x 17″ H (27.94 cm W x 43.18 cm H)
Price: $65 US + shipping and handling
Order Number: 01300L

36″ W x 24″ H (91.44 cm W x 60.96 cm H)
Price: $95 US + shipping and handling
Order Number: 01300XL

44″ W x 32″ H (111.76 cm W x 81.28 cm H)
Price: $125 US + shipping and handling
Order Number: 01300XXL

Paper: High quality Cannon Fine Art paper. Shipped in a sturdy mailing tube to ensure maximum protection.

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Description

This work was inspired by the illusionistic architectural fantasy paintings (trompe l’oeil) from the walls of the rich in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The wall paintings were done primarily in the late Second Style, also known as the Architectural Style, (classification formulated by August Mau, a 19th century German scholar) which employed techniques that gave the walls of a room the feeling of dimension and a larger space.

Wall paintings done in the second style from one of the bedrooms of the Villa Boscoreale, a villa rustica approximately 1.5 kilometers outside of Pompeii.

This work was executed as a 3-D graphic using Sketchup, Modo, Zbrush, Octane Render software by Sebastian Michalski. Architectural elements (Corinthian columns) were based on the work of Andrea Palladio, found in his book “I Quattro Libri Dell’Architectura” Book I, chapter XVII-the Corinthian Order, reprint 1760. It was also in part influenced by the painter Alma Tadema and his painting entitled: Her Eyes are with Her Thoughts and They are Far Away. 

About The Artist, Sebastian Michalski

Sebastian Michalski is an econometrician, programmer, 3-D graphics and web designer as well as an entrepreneur. Sebastian interned at McCann-Erickson, Torre Lazur, Thunderhouse, digital advertising agency in the United States for two summers. He studied at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Faculty of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems. He worked at the Institute of Econometrics, specializing in high frequency data analysis, optimization, computer programming for Monte Carlo simulations. He taught econometrics, mathematical programming and forecasting. Sebastian published a paper on Statistical Mechanics and its Applications in Elsevier Science. He won a 1st degree award from the Chancellor of SGH (for Publishing in Polish Scientific Publishers, PWN). He then worked for the National Bank of Poland, where as an analyst and programmer, his work earned 3 prizes, one of them from Professor Leszek Balcerowicz. Balcerowicz was a former Chairman of the Bank, a former Finance Minister and a Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Tadeusz Mazowiecki. After the fall of Communism, Balcerowicz guided Poland from a centralized planning to a free market economy. It was his shock therapy that was responsible for setting the Polish economy on the path to steady growth even during the economic recession of 2008-9. Poland is now one of the fastest growing economies in the EU.

In 2017, Sebastian prototyped and produced world’s first fully water-cooled workstation with 11 graphics cards. He then founded WS.COMPUTER, a designer and producer of heavy-duty highend GPU rendering workstations. WS.COMPUTER has some of the world’s most famous CG artists as clients. Sebastian Michalski’s name and his machines are recognized worldwide among CG designers.

Sebastian also has a strong interest in classical architecture, 3D modelling and graphic arts. He is the developer of many of the Pro Romanis architectural visuals as well as the programmer and web designer of the Pro Romanis web site and of the Pro Romanis Store (www.proromanis.store).