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The Pythia - 60P - (acryl on canvas/second). Painting

Romain Héjé


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 35.4 W x 51.6 H x 1.2 D in

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The Pythia was the name of the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi who also served as its oracle, also known as the Oracle of Delphi. One of the main stories says that the Pythia delivered oracles in a frenzied state induced by vapours rising from a break in the rock, and that the priests had to interpreted her speech, but it is also said that the Pythia was speaking intelligibly, and giving prophecies in her own voice. In some ways by the means of painting the artist interpreted this photography from a fashion model.To paint her portrait is about the story between the artist and his model. Is it still the case? Is the model still the condition of the making of art? Of course not, then what does this portrait says? This painting is the second portrait of the Pythia painted by the artist.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:35.4 W x 51.6 H x 1.2 D in

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"Dyslexie, dysorthographie, dyscalculie..." was what i used to hear when i was a child, which drove me to a "Libre école Rudolf Steiner" where i had a very good time learning and dealing with drawing, painting, wood working, a very genuine way. It was never called :"ART", but who cares ? The topic back then had more to do with the Cosmos, vitality, energetic fields, rythm, grows, states of minds, of evolution, self-control, harmony and balance, elements that i kept in mind as i became an artist. Later, i got a BA and a MA of art from the royal College of Arts and design London (1989) but getting "on the ball" is another story. My first commitment was with sculpture in free open spaces. I moved then to abstract painting bringing this habit of "making things" in the process of painting. Recently i got acquainted to figurative painting for its political aspect, the need to respond in a more concrete way to our troubled times.

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