EVI SARANTEA Slaughterhouse 2009 - x +
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CN: SarE2009slau

MT: oil on wood (52x36)

TX: inscribed with felt pen at rear upper right <March 2009>, at center below <EVI SARANTEA>, at left below <«Slaughterhouse»>, at right <51,5 x 36 cm>

DN: Mr. George Michas - 2009

CM: Reflections of slaughtered meat on a refrigerator inspired Evi Sarantea to create Slaughterhouse. This is a work that is wonderful in its rawness. In part, the great fascination Slaughterhouse exerts is due to the composition's dynamics, wherein curves and sidelines intersect. The whole design emits the intensity of folds in a garment and the charm of flutes on columns. The composition causes a mysterious pulse between life and death. Dionysios Solomos in the poem "Porphyras (Purple)" of 1847 refers to an Englishman who was killed by a shark, at the age of 23. An unforgettable verse reads that while his body was a pleasure to the sea, suddenly the fish appears and devours him. So, he writes about that moment, when death manifests himself so suddenly: "and the youth met his very self". The young man could as well be suggested in the present work, caressed by the breeze from the left, and suddenly his body to be bent, a twist to occur and a drama to be experienced. Coincidentally, Homer refers to dark red blood as 'porphyrion'.

[Megakles Rogakos 05/2009]

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