Artists2artists Social Network
Brought to you by ArtDeadline.Com
Portfolios: September 2011 Curator Reviewed Art, My Artwork
Join Artists2artists Social Network
Wow. I could write pages speculating about the iconography of this work!? But the reason I find it fascinating is because while it contains obvious narration and symbolism, there is some ambiguity about the relationship between the romanticized, tragic figures. The beautiful doll quality of their faces is apparent in your other pieces posted on the site- perfect curls contrasted against creamy skin and rosy cherubic cheeks. But the expression of the largest doll figure is stern, and almost admonishing. Our visual proximity virtually solicits her reproach. Her papal miter anointing her with an authoritative superiority, she grasps three swaddled, and slightly damaged infant babies. The trinity of their relationship is no doubt in concord with the other Catholic references- the rosary wrapped around her bandaged legs holds her strangely immobile in the otherwise empty space. The vacant eye sockets of the middle baby also made me ponder the “see/speak/hear no evil” triad. But blindness has other implications in the subtext of religion and allegory. Blind faith and wisdom relate to epistemic virtues and benevolence. The Medieval tradition celebrated this macabre narrative in beautifully detailed illuminations. This piece interestingly maintains that remarkable love of detail in the jewel like color and attention to intricate lacey garments. All the way down to The Red Shoes.
Welcome toArtists2artists Social Network
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Ms Kristen T. Woodward critiques of members art.
The Streets' Juried International Photography Exhibition
Wood: An International Call for Works of Art Made With, By, or About Wood
CAGO's "ALL Painting/Drawing Art" Online Art Competition
stARTup Art Fair San Francisco
Reduction: An International Call for Works of Art About Scaling Back
Drawn: 7th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing
Site:Brooklyn - Craft in Contemporary Art
VSU Call for Artists for Solo or Group Shows
Site:Brooklyn - Gesture & Motion
Neoteric Abstract VIII
Viridian Artists Exhibition: 30 Under 30
MvVO Art Ad Art Show 2020
Black and White 2020
Added by A2a Editor
2017-2020 All Rights Reserved - All images, information, text, and html found within this site and on individual artist pages, may not be copied, reproduced, modified, or distributed without prior written consent of content owner.
Member Terms of Service
© 2020 Created by A2a Editor.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.