Text and Time 110

Text and Time 110, oil on canvas, 56x80 cm, 2015

New monochrome artwork of archetypal expressionism in yellow, Text and Time 110, oil on canvas, 56×80 cm, 2015.

I used three types of old archetypes for this composition: a sacred archetype, Jesus Christ; a famous cultural archetype, Mantegna’s artwork, ”The Lamentation over the Dead Christ”(I admire it since I was a teenager); another cultural archetypes, pre-historical letters/sacred signs from Central Europe all around the work, arranged in a kind of Constructivist composition (a city); an utilitarian archetype, a beautiful traditional distaff from Romania.
Mantegna’s masterpiece and the distaff seem to be situated on the sky of the city built from pre-historical letters…

About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin (constantinseverin.ro) is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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