Tag Archive: Greek mythology


Selene and Eos

In Greek Mythology, Selene  is the goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia.

And she is the sister of Eos, goddess of the dawn.

SELENE

siberian chalk and acrylic paint on paper, 100 x 70 cm

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EOS

siberian chalk on paper, 100 x 70 cm

 

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Chalk, acrylic and oil on paper

100 x 70 cm

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Also part of the Darwin Project

Chalk on paper, 90 x 120 cm

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Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

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In my research (Omphalos project) I start making realistic sketches of women and then try to change them, make them more “Gaia”.

And I also use different materials (charcoal, siberian coal, acrylic paint, black ink) and different sizes of paper. Sometimes the drawings are just 10 x 15 cm. And sometimes 50 x 70 cm.

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This one is a sketch made with oil paint. 40 x 50 cm: MEDUSA

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I am working on a new series of oilpaintings.

90 x 70 cm

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Gaia-Pythia 2

Well, let’s say, this one is also rather strange.

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Finished Gaia-Pythia

Strange painting. Don’t know what to think of it, yet. But it surprises me. And that’s what I always tell my students: “Surprise Yourself!” So that’s probably a good thing.

DNA structures combined with this strange, ferocious woman. The beginning of the world,  the Ëarth Mother”.

Oil on canvas. 70 x 90 cm.

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Detail of a new painting, with Gaia as the main character. The painting isn’t finished yet, but I think the face will do (although  it’s rather tricky, to show “work in progress”).

Out of her head (and eyes) DNA structures are “pouring out”. So see this as part One. There’s more to come!

And: “Die begin van die aarde”! (poem by Antjie Krog)

Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm (detail approximately 20 x 30 cm)

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