A Sun Of Clairvoyance / by Lucas Novak

A Sun Of Clairvoyance In The Shadows Of The Wandering, 72.5" x 52", oil, acrylic, ink, canvas, 2015

A Sun Of Clairvoyance In The Shadows Of The Wandering, 72.5" x 52", oil, acrylic, ink, canvas, 2015

This latest piece references the painting The Penitent Saint Jerome by 16th century Spanish artist, Jusepe De Ribera, as well as the book One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I discovered De Ribera's painting on a recent trip to Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, drawn to the expression and angle of the subject's face, hence the same is used here. 

A Sun Of Clairvoyance In The Shadows Of The Wandering is about the darkness or the fog or the shadows in which we may find ourselves, where our true surroundings are concealed save only a few features, and, despite the inscrutable nature of our existence and our blindness to the realities of licit and illicit relationships, where we wander among structures solid and tall, decrepit and broken, permitted and forbidden, with cracks and cracks behind the cracks, we see clearly, if only for a moment, beyond what we had thought capable, as if the sun opened up from the heavens to illuminate the path to be followed.  

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