Showing posts with label symbolism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label symbolism. Show all posts

Monday, December 2, 2013

Woodcut... The Crucifixion...1830

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Rennes, France c1830

Spina, clavi, lancea,
Mite corpus perforarunt:
Unda manat et cruor:
Terra, pontus, astra, mundus,
Quo lavantur flumine!

Thorns, nails, and spear pierce that gentle
Body: water flows forth, and blood: in which
stream are cleansed the earth, the ocean, the
stars, and the world!

from the hymn Crux fidelis

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

John Singer Sargent... Orestes Pursued by the Furies...1921


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P and lead the dance of Fate!
Lift the song that mortals hate!
Tell what rights are ours on earth,
Over all of human birth.
Swift of foot to avenge are we!
He whose hands are clean and pure,
Naught our wrath to dread hath he;
Calm his cloudless days endure.
But the man that seeks to hide
Like him, his gore-bedewèd hands,
Witnesses to them that died,
The blood avengers at his side,
The Furies' troop forever stands.
Aeschylus ~ Song of the Furies

Monday, August 15, 2011

Denis Forkas Kostromitin... Graphic works and paintings...


"Study for Victory", pastels on paper, 42x30cm, 2011

"Six-Winged Seraph" vignette, graphite on paper, 16x12cm, 2009

"Sleeping Princess", colour ink on paper, 42x30cm, 2011

*many thanks to Denis for sending the Cabinet this previously unseen work awating publishing

"Transgression Studies, I: Awakening" 2009

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