Tag Archive: pythia


My starting points here were the sculptures of Italian artists during the Renaissance, like Giambologna, Michelangelo and Bernini. And link them to my previous research of Gaia and Pythia.

And: the creation of the world (Darwin): “On the origin of species”.

Acrylic paint and siberian chalk on paper, 100 x 70 cm.

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Details

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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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Some drawings I use for my “Omphalos project” (Earth-mother, Gaia, Pythia, Daphne, etc. etc.)

More to come!

 

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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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Pythia, oracle of Delphi

Two sketches, part of the Omphalos Project.

Ink on paper, 12 x 20 cm