Inferno (Charon and the River)
Collage and acrylic on bristol
9" x 6"
The collage process involves working inside a set of rules. In the case of the Inferno series those rules entailed sourcing all material from a single image from Duré's illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy, figures (Dante, Virgil, etc.) should be omitted, the selections must consist mostly of parallel lines, and in the collage those lines should be set down horizontally. The result are images that evoke a feeling of being on the cusp, with something lurking out of view, but whose presence can still be felt.
On the reverse of each collage is the title and inscription from the original illustration. On this piece: “Charon and the River Ascheron | And lo! Toward us coming in a boat an old man, hoary with the hair of eld, crying: "woe unto you, ye souls depraved!"”
This is an original artwork, and as such, a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. Made from black acrylic paint spread over bristol with the collage pasted over top. The collage is 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide. You will receive it unframed; because the composition is so dependant on the elements relating to each other as well as the edges, I suggest framing it in a floating frame.
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