In August 2002, my desire to expand beyond watercolor into oil painting began with this oil portrait of an American literary figure: poet and short story writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849).
Poe was born January 19th, when the Sun was in Capricorn. At the time of his birth, Mercury (which represents the mind, writing, and communication) also was in Capricorn in the same degree as Poe’s Sun.
Recommended For: Capricorn
Also Good For: Scorpio; Halloween
Element: Earth, Fire
If You Know Your Chart, Recommended For: Capricorn Moon, Capricorn ascendant, multiple planets in tenth house, or any earth or fire sign emphasis
More About The Painting
This portrait reflects Poe’s preoccupation with death and the macabre (in poems such as Annabel Lee and The Raven and stories such as The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum) by showing him in a stark red background. Poe’s jet black moustache and eyebrows add to this effect, as does the pinkish red underpainting that peeks through in patches in his shirt and around his eyes and hairline.
This portrait fits well with Capricorn energies because of its subject, a Capricorn with multiple planets in that sign. It also carries a strong association with Scorpio and Halloween, thanks to the colors and to Poe’s preoccupation with death, mysteries, and horror.
Edgar Allan Poe Painting Available As Gifts
This red and black portrait image is available as beautiful gifts in our online art store.
All gifts can be customized: add text such as your name, zodiac sign, or a special message, or adjust images and add background colors. Also, most gifts come in a many different sizes, shapes, and styles: seven mug styles, six pillow sizes with two fiber options, two ceramic tile sizes, four paper and canvas options for posters, and three card sizes. See individual product pages for full details.
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Art and Astrology for Living in Harmony
This beautiful painting combines art and astrology to help you enjoy living in harmony.
Click any of the images or the yellow buttons here to see all the lovely gifts we offer based on the Edgar Allan Poe painting. And keep in mind: you can make these gifts your own, because all our gifts can be customized!
Remember: when you choose art based on your zodiac sign, you strengthen your astrology and help connect with who you really are and why you’re here. And when you give a loved one or friend a zodiac art gift, you help others do the same.
May you always enjoy living in harmony,