The Fencing Master-Maestro Edwin Hurst-Epee Lesson

"He is serious about teaching his students, reprimanding them when they treat fencing as a sport instead of a combat art."
"The Fencing Master" Oil on Canvas  54x36"
I have painted this portrait of my trenchant Fencing Master wearing the accoutrements for the epee lesson. Maestro Edwin Hurst is the Maidtre d'Armes of Cabrillo Academy Of The Sword, located in what was formerly a Church Sanctuary. Below his Fencing Salle is Lestat's a 24 hour coffee bar featuring live nightly entertainment. The two establishments duel it out five nights a week where upon upstairs you hear the slashing and gnashing of steel and downstairs the whaling and banging of voices, strings and drums. Artists, duels and cafe culture have a grand affinity for one another as related in this interesting story about Manet.
Gary Melchers  "The Fencing Master" 1900   
This exquisite painting by American impressionist Gary Melchers, depicts a Fencing Master in the accoutrements of the Foil Lesson.
Maestro di Scherma-The Fencing Master-El Maestro de Esgrima Arturo Perez Reverte part 1



The Fencing Master Portrait Unveiling at Cabrillo Academy of the Sword
The Fencing Master-Maestro Edwin Hurst Unveiling February 5, 2011

The new painting Portrait of a Fencing Master-The Epee Lesson was unveiled February 5, 2011 with great fanfare. The full figure standing portrait of Maestro Edwin Hurst was painted in the classical tradition, 4 1/2 ft. x 3 ft. oil on canvas by Stephanie Goldman.

The unveiling took place at Cabrillo Academy of the Sword during the celebration of their 15 year anniversary. A special operatic performance was also given by Victoria Mature singing “The Sword Aria” (que-fais-tu) from Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and also performing was the San Diego Bag Pipes and Drums with their Scottish Dancers.

In attendance for this very special evening was Cabrillo club members, family, friends and invited guests.

NOTE: The original painting is now in the collection of  Cabrillo Academy of the Sword, San Diego, CA and is on view in the office during open hours of the Salle.
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3 comments:

Myrna Wacknov said...

What a beautiful portrait. One can feel his personality! Wish I understood Spanish. Quite a tease to put up a video in another language. I can see why you stay in such great shape,

Kathy said...

Fabulous portrait, Stephanie!!

Stephanie Goldman said...

Thank you both for your fabulous comments on this portrait. I could not believe when I looked here that I had not done so already. You are both such awesome artists and I am inspired by your blogs and your creativity. Take care,
Stephanie