Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Caniglia-Gift of the Magi

Here are more of my new paintings and drawings that I recently created for the upcoming Easton Press release of O. Henry’s short story collection. The next group of art pieces that I wanted to share is from the story called “The Gift of the Magi”.

This is one of my personal favorites and probably one of the most heartfelt short stories I have ever read. O. Henry uses situational irony, melancholy, diction, and foreshadowing to create a mood of suspense mixed with a surprise ending. In “Gift of the Magi”, we learn what truly fills a heart and why love is truly a priceless gift. We also learn the meaning of sacrificial giving and the length that two lovers would go for each other.

I will be posting more paintings and drawings this weekend.


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