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Die henkerin

$1,164
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One of a kind work | Framed and Ready to Hang
35 x 65 cm
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Technique
Mixed media
Type
One of a kind work
Material
Mounted Canvas
Dimensions
35 x 65 cm
Framing
Yes (41 x 71 cm)
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"Die Henkerin" (German word meaning "executioner" in feminine) belongs to the Vestal series in that the model is the same, i.e. a woman entirely dressed in white with a veil over her face.

However, this work is different from the others because of the red colour that marks the tunic at the belly and the arms. A red colour that evokes blood, the blood of an execution, the blood of a religious sacrifice, the blood of a murder. In this staging, the Vestal appears as a new Medea or as a priestess who spilled blood, proving that a woman was capable of violence, to the point of death.

This painting is a unique piece made in mixed media on canvas. It combines digital art, photography and acrylic painting through the realization of numerous layers of glaze as well as transparent relief squares. The work is framed in an American black box.

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Georges DUMAS

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Aubervilliers (93), France

128 works

For about ten years now, I have been creating paintographies. As its name suggests, a paintography is a mixture of painting and photography.

From photography, I keep the initial shot, an essential and unavoidable basis for the work to come. I also retain, despite all the successive manipulations carried out afterwards on the computer, the precision, finesse and plastic quality that certainly distinguish it from painting other than hyper-realistic. However, a paintography is not a photograph, it is a plastic construction that raises doubts in the eyes, that raises the question of the nature of the image that is offered to the eyes of the spectators. What part of the work was captured by the objective, what part recreated by the software work, what part brought by the acrylic glazes?

Layers, layers, stacks: despite its extreme readability, a paintography is a complex construction, based on a succession of screens. The fabric or skin never appears naked, they are always covered by a material that is as much a screen as it is a body with them. This matter is itself obscured by squares that seem either to detach from it or to deepen within it; by evoking the pixels at the base of any digital image, these squares remind us that this matter is a decoy, that it is virtual. And yet, in the works in mixed technique, it is precisely these squares that appear in relief on the surface of the canvas, in a strange transparent materiality...

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