The Rise and The Fall
Oil, acrylic and liquitex on canvas
100 x 100 cm
The concept I came up with for my work was “Two divinities who fused into a single immortal “. It’s based around the androgyny.
Androgyny and homosexuality are seen in Plato’s Symposium in a myth that Aristophanes tells the audience. People used to be spherical creatures, with two bodies attached back to back who cartwheeled around. There were three sexes: the male-male people who descended from the sun, the female-female people who descended from the earth, and the male-female people who came from the moon. The moth represents the moon and the girl has been painted with exaggerated features such as over masculine sized shirt, powerful strong gaze and posture but also subtle and gracious soft tones int eh painting along with holding the kitty who looks calm and deep in thought itself.
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