Horsman of the Apocalypse 3

Price: £ 850

Category: Graphic and Drawings

Author: WXP005

Size: 1000 mm x 700 mm

Description

Albrecht Dürer between 1497 and 1498 created a woodcut depicting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the characters described in the Book of Revelation of Saint John the Evangelist. The riders set off on horseback before the Judgement. These are Death, Famine, War, and Conquest.

Rush straight ahead, destroying life encountered along the way. Vision of the Apocalypse associated with human activities for centuries fascinated the artists, whose penetrative gaze perceive the ease with which the death wins due to violence of human. To know the death of - give her name, tame - by enduing it human attributes. Death is often a woman.

And here, a woman sitting on the back of a horse, her legs is draw up, in a wild gallop chasing the life, losing the Apocalypse along the way. Her left arm is outstretched forward, indicates the direction - the future. Eludes the death, colorless monotony, resembling an ice desert. Such rushes an instinct, even when the will and the mind are no longer able to run, knocked off momentum in sorrow and cold colourless life.

The graphics' - etching, looking at it we feel the clash of cold air with sticky heat that in this frame is a life, horse head full shaped, muscles. The momentum of, greedy hunger for duration, kidnaps the viewer of that work.

Tonality divides the two worlds, there is white with black and greys, contrasted with warm browns added a small passage in the right corner of the work. The space covered by the colour is small, but dominant, just as single ray of morning sun disperse the whole morning dusk.

In this study we perceive the variety of lines, background, the form of a rider, horse, sketched animal skeleton. Interact together to create a fascinating story, that eludes a logical analysis.

 

 

The author is a prominent artist of the young generation, creating mostly large format, in his own technique. Also fond of creating graphics and painting. Numerous exhibitions in which he participated confirm his creative passion. The works attempt to explore human emotional states, often those, that we are trying to hide from the world in the depths of our minds and souls. 

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