Vertumnus and Pomona
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Vladimir Kolesnikov

Vertumnus and Pomona

Lot 62 Year: 2005
Material, technique: Oil pastel on canvas
Size: 75 х 100 cm
Estimate: $2597 Start bidding: $1948 SOLD FOR $1948

This monochrome canvas imitating an Italian Mannerism painting quotes a myth from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Together, the sickle of the Roman goddess and the hammer of Vertumnus, who took guises for his beloved, give birth to another mythological symbol of an absolutely different era and context. Working with the elements of artisanal thinking of the Renaissance titans, the artist destroys the concept of genius which has the central place in the classical aesthetics and thus desacralizes the role of the author.

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