Description Kiss. Homage to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Vegetal incrusted elements (autumnal leaves at the bottom of the Staffelsee Lake near Murnau in Bavaria, Germany). This work addresses the conflicting relationship between the notion of sculpture as permanent and tangible and the seasonal lanscape as a symbol of perpetual change. The 'eternal' idol is thus transformed into a living, changing object while the 'seasonal' landscape is petrified into an unchangeable eternity.
The artist advises to use "Torchon Fine Art Paper" for this print.
The 'Homage to Rodin' series of composite images uses diverse sculptures or models of sculptures of the Rodin Museum in Paris, especially L'Eternelle Idole (The Eternal Idol, 1889), Le Penseur (The Thinker, 1880 - 81), the terra cotta model Sommeil (Sleep, 1890-1894) and Anna de Noailles (1906).
Rodin's a sculptural material is transformed into pictorial material, or in repetitive patterns. Vegetal or mineral materials, natural, urban or even alimentary themes are encrusted to it.
The series questions the subjectivity of the look and the projection of the everyday world on the artworks contemplated in a museum. The principal of metamorphosis is central to this question.
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