Reflecting the biblical account of the Fall of Man, the snake-entwined figure epitmoizes evil and sensuality
I was in search of a Good Mourning Comic, but this picture from the artist Franz Von Stuck was the way to go.
The Seattle Times, in their review of Von Stuck’s work which was being shown at the Frye Museum in Seattle ( and I was lucky enough to see- Thanks Colleen!) was described as ” Spooky, Sinful and Seductive “
Why wouldn’t you know it.
Those are my favorite topics to write about.
In Von Stuck’s work I found it interesting that the less than holy subjects seemed to be more in charge of their enviroment then the more ” pure ” figures- even to the point to where the models representing all things “spooky and sinful and seductive” seemed to be burning their way into Von Stuck’s and in turn the viewers eyes.
I like that in a monster.
I actually like it in people who are NOT monsters, but that doesn’t happen very often.
Isn’t it said that if someone looks into your eyes for more than twenty seconds they either love you or want to kill you? So I guess that’s why people thinking looking into anyone’s eyes is a sign of aggression. Maybe it is.
Maybe it is.
But when I need a little inspiration or when I just want to look at something that makes my brain and spirit sigh together in harmony I pull out the book ( they call it a catalog ) I bought at The Frye of Von Stuck’s work-
( Click On The Picture To See More of Von Stuck’s Works)