Plaudits for Porphyrius by Eric Chauvin

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Eric Chauvin

Plaudits for Porphyrius


68.58 x 101.6 cm | 27 x 40 in


  • Most Ambitious ($250 Cash Award)

This work is on loan from a private collection.

For over a thousand years, chariot racing was the dominant spectator sport of western civilization. Though it fell out of favor over a millennia ago, it still holds a special fascination for those of us in the modern era. ‘Plaudits for Porphyrius’ is my attempt to faithfully recreate the spectacle of a day at the races in 6th century Constantinople.