May 27 2011

Art of Zsuzsa Mathe

Featured Artist: Zsuzsa Mathe

Notes from the Artist:

Dialectic Triptych “The Visions of St. John vs. The Songs of Maldoror”

The Visions of St. John refer to the “Revelations” (“Book of Revelations of St John the Divine”), also known as the “Apocalypse of John”. The Revelations bring together the worlds of Heaven, Earth, and Hell in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. The triptych is based on the Idealist, or Symbolic interpretation, which holds that Revelation does not refer to actual people or events, but is an allegory of the spiritual path and the ongoing struggle between good and evil.

Evil is embodied by the misanthropic and iconoclastic character of Maldoror, a figure of absolute evil who is opposed to God and humanity, and has renounced conventional morality and decency, as described in “Les Chants de Maldoror” (The Songs of Maldoror) written by the Comte de Lautréamont. It is only implied that Good is embodied by the viewer.

(The size of each painting of the triptych is 61″ x 36.6″ / 155 cm x 93 cm, oil on fiber board)


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