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Artist James Tablerion
Ludwig Van Beethoven, made with oil paint and heavy body acrylic paint on linen canvas, inspired by Joseph Karl Stieler’s 1820 portrait. A native of Germany, the red, gold, and black represent Beethoven’s national colors. The blue skin hints at Beethoven’s melancholy life with deafness as a professional pianist and composer in Vienna, Austria, the classical music capital of the world. Beethoven’s unkept white hair shows the stress and strain of being a musical genius unable to hear his own beautiful music.