*This painting was inspired by Georges Bataille “Le Mort” and was exhibited in 1999
in Epohes Gallery [solo exhibition titled: “Characters”]
Technique: Acrylic on paper
Original size: 100x51cm [118x76cm framed]
Le Mort / Detail 1
Le Mort / Detail 2
[museum quality printing and framing]
Hi Marina. Nice and diversified work. Etrange référence que Le mort de Bataille! 🙂 I will come back. ευχαριστώ πολύ
Hi Brian! Thank you for visiting and commenting! Much appreciated! As for Bataille… ‘Le mort’ had such a strong impact on me, I ‘had to’ draw! I do hope you come back! 🙂
love this piece – there’s a real dynamism in it, which is interesting given the title. The ambiguity (or possibly honesty) is a spur to the thoughts.
Thank you so much, Gavin. All I can say is that these were the images and emotions that came to mind and hand after reading Bataille”s book! I am very glad you like it!
ah ha! When I saw them I thought of some of Henri Michaux’s ink works. So I guess I wasn’t a million miles away – at least in time and space, if nothing else. Really do like them on further looks.
here’s a reply of sorts… http://thecheesewolf.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/le-mort/
hope you like.
Gavin, I am overwhelmed!
Exceptional poem, my friend!
Already posted it here: https://marinakanavaki.com/2013/07/16/le-mort-by-thecheesewolf/
Have a beautiful day.
I am deeply impressed by your blog! Your drawings/paintings are very expressive. Congratulations and looking forward to your next post!
You are so kind! Thank you, Virginia.
I also look forward to your next post!
Bones was right, your art is amazing.
Thank you so much Danny, Bone’s dad!!!
I’m very happy you like too!
This one’s amazing. Hats off!!
Ah, thanks Stephen!!!
Reblogged this on Horse with no name.
Très belle inspiration, j’adore vraiment ce que tu fais …
Merci beaucoup, Eric [encore une fois!]
So much drama and movement, has a powerful effect on you when you look at it, I love it!
Thank you, Tania! [It’s all to do with the effect Bataille had on me when I read Le Mort!]
I love the movement of this one. Great work!
Thank you, Pattie!
Marina! This is my most favourite. I am totally stunned at the depth of these paintings. The lines, starke colours blends so well — it has a distant capture. You have my respect (but you know this!).
What a remark! Thank you so much, Shaheen! I’m honored to have your respect and never take it for granted.
Love this, Marina. The darkness is so swift in its flight. My mind goes to ravens too (my cultural background). Great work!
[love ravens too by the way!] Oh, thank you, Katie! What a lovely [and poetic] comment.
WoW! Lots of movement and emotion in this!
Thank you, Jennifer. My emotions after reading Le Mort were quite intense!
Lots of energy in this painting.
This can be attributed to Bataille! Thank you, Bongo.
I can feel the swiftness, perhaps fury(?) in this art. Very effective! Well done!
Thank you very much, Fergie [I keep calling you “Fergie” but I’m not sure I’m right!]. You’re right in both!
Death wanders through our lives at will.
Yes it can be fast like ”Le Mort”
Death is busy with each intake of our breath.
This is the thing you fear and it shows………
That shakes you/us all over.
”Death is but changing of our robes to wait
In wedding garments at the Eternal’s gate.
Wisely written in “The Fear Of Life And Death” by Sri Aurobindo [well, with a small alteration!] Thank you for bringing him to my attention [I will certainly read more…] and thank you for this beautiful comment!
You caught me….. 🙂