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This drawing, done in pen and ink, is based on a statue found in the Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, France. The statue was executed by Nicolas Coustou, a French sculptor and academic., in 1722, winner of the Prix de Rome. The prize enabled him to study sculpture in Rome for 4 years. Coustou was deeply influenced by classical sculpture but also by the High Renaissance artistry of Michelangelo and the High Baroque style of Alessandro Algardi.
Born 100 BC, into an established patrician family, Caesar was a Roman politician, senator, general (Imperator), Triumvir and Dictator. He was an accomplished writer. We know much about the Gallic conquest because his books (I-VIII) on the subject, Commentarii de Bello Gallico, have come down to us intact. He was a member of the Populares party, a faction in the Senate that favored land and debt reform and, as its name suggests, a policy that favored the interests of the common Roman citizen. After concluding the Gallic War, he tried to stand for Consul in order to maintain immunity from prosecution by his political enemies. The Senate did not comply, so Caesar crossed the Rubicon River into Italy proper with his XIIIth Legion. This began the great civil war against the conservative forces of the Senate, the Optimates, led by his fellow Triumvir, Pompey. He won that conflict, settled matters in the Near East and in Egypt. He defeated the opposition in North Africa and proceeded to make political reforms in the capital. He was declared Dictator for Life, which led to his assassination in March of 44 BC. Although it had been coming for quite some time, Caesar acted as a catalyst for the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Principate form of government. Caesar was a genius, who saw the world in broad terms and understood that the Republican machinery of state no longer functioned effectively in administering the Roman Empire.
Zygmunt (Zyggi) Michalski began drawing from a very young age. He majored in art at Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world (established in 1364). There, he studied painting and drawing with Krystyna Wróblewska—member of the Polish Academy of Sciences—a well-regarded painter, graphic artist and book designer. Her work and career have appeared in academic books such as Archiwum Sztuki Polskiej XX Wieku and Tom 2 Twórczość Krystyny Wróblewskiej. She herself studied under the famous painter Ludomir Slendzinski. Michalski also studied under Professor Wiktor Zin at the Architecture Department, University of Krakow. Dr. Zin was a widely published author and a designer of many churches internationally and in Poland. He was a well-known TV personality.
Michalski worked with Zin at the Polish Studios for the Conservation of Cultural Property. Michalski is equally adept at pen and ink drawing and oil painting. He can paint in various styles and is particularly interested in historical and surrealistic subject matter. He is also very strong in portraiture. Zygmunt Michalski has executed more than 25 pieces of art for Pro Romanis. You can see some of Zyggi’s other work at http://en.zmichalski.art.pl/.