Kiss of Styx

About This Piece

This piece combines elements of realism, expressionism and abstraction to convey the idea of the necessary process of dissolution in death that we all must face. The metaphor of crossing a body of water after death, in order to reach the spirit world, comes from the Ancient Egyptian notion of crossing the Styx and is referred to in this piece as a way of alluding mortality as a necessary, though unpleasant process in the journey of the soul towards ultimate salvation. Other Influences and references include a photographic record of village life on the shore of Lake Malawi, Malawi, Central Africa, created over three visits, (2006 -2009), Picasso's paintings of the 1930's, Giorgio de Chirico, African masks and traditional fabrics.

Kiss of Styx, 2011

38" x 60"
Acrylic Paintings
unframed

$0.00  USD

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Kiss of Styx,2011
  • 38" x 60"
  • Acrylic Paintings
  • unframed
  • £5,000.00 GBP
Kiss of Styx, 2011
38" x 60"
Acrylic Paintings
unframed
£5,000.00 GBP
Eugene Power
London, United Kingdom
Kiss of Styx, 2011
38" x 60"
Acrylic Paintings
unframed
5000.00 GBP
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