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  Medusa: One of the three Gorgons, Medusa was a most beautiful Nymph. She was seduced by Poseidon, god of the sea, in Aphrodite’s temple. Offended by this, the goddess of Beauty punished Medusa transforming her into a hideous creature with snakes for hair and the ability to change any living creature into stone if meeting her gaze. Perseus beheaded her to save Andromeda from sacrifice by using Medusa’s gaze as a weapon against the princess’ foes. Having done this, he then disposed of the head by tossing it into the ocean. The painting depicts Medusa’s head still floating about to sink into the abyss. (Oil on canvas. Size: 27”X 33”,  70 X 85cm).

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Contemporary classical artist Paul Damian Armesto is the author of some of the largest oil paintings in the world most of these in churches in the United States and Costa Rica: 1. St.Thomas Church (2015) Somerset, NJ 2.Church of San Agustin (2014-2015), Cinco Esquinas de Tibas, CR 3.St. Brigid and St.Emeric Church (2014) Manhattan, NY 4.St.John the Baptist Church (2013) Manhattan, NY 5.Church of San Caralampio (2011), Bagaces, CR 6.Church of San Diego (2008-2010), San Diego, CR 7.Church of La Virgen del Pilar (2002-2004), Tres Rios, CR Born on December 14th 1973 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, he expressed his interest in art from an early age. During several trips to Quiberon, Brittany, he developed a love for seascapes and the 18th century period. After academic art studies he sought to perfect his oil painting technique through the traditional teachings of a master: celebrated classical painter Alberto Ycaza (1945-2002). Paul Damian has had several solo exhibits in the US and in Costa Rica and has also painted murals and large canvases for hotels and private individuals. He is currently established in Manhattan, NY. Videos of his work are available on More info at Contact the artist at: