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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:56

The cage

These are two appropriation paintings based on compositions by Piet Mondrian and three famous paintings from Francisco Goya: Saturn devouring his son (I have "used" this painting again in one of my political sketches), Colossus and the 3rd of May.

I was reluctant at first to make (and publish) these works due to the twisting of the ideas of Mondrian (I used green instead of the primary yellow and of course there are the faded paintings of Goya over the colors). To give an explanation for the green color I was inspired by the colors of the palestinian flag.

For the first painting (not so much for the second version) I was inspired by the resemblance of the black lines with a cage. I wanted to use three paintings -two with similar meaning (oppression, tyrany, giants against people, etc) and on the other hand, on the red color, a painting symbolizing resistance. I enjoyed the idea of a modern (art) cage for old traditional artworks and the implications of such a combination.

Additional Info

  • Medium: acrylics on paper
  • Size: 70 x 71cm
  • Date: 2011
  • Availability: Available

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