STILL LIFE WITH MANDOLIN
13" x 10"
Limited Edition Giclee Canvas: 325
Music influences a person in a magic way
getting him to seek the sources of this influence in divine. The great
German astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary
motion was looking for a harmony in heaven. He recorded a sheet of
heavenly music (“Music of the Spheres”) based on the movement of
various planets. The painter creates his own artistic world populating
it with heavenly spheres playing melodies, orbiting cosmic stations
“dancing” to a wonderful waltz of Johann Strauss (as Stanley Kubrick
in his famous science fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey’), etc. His
artistic thought draws into its orbit some old concepts full of
poetry, for example Columbus’ opinion that the Earth was pear-shaped.
He affirmed that the bulging part of it represented the site of the
terrestrial paradise. Based on this theory the artist creates an image
of the Paradise Pear Playing Music of the Spheres before the landscape
with horses. Its heavenly prototype is the harmony uttered by the
movement of an imaginary pear-like planet.