Mo Fontaine:
Picture "Persian peacock" (2020)
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Picture "Persian peacock" (2020)
Mo Fontaine:
Picture "Persian peacock" (2020)

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Acrylic | Canvas, stretched on stretcher frame | Format 70 x 50 cm (H/W) | signed certificate of authenticity

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Picture "Persian peacock" (2020)
Mo Fontaine: Picture "Persian peacock" (2020)

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Picture "Persian peacock" (2020)

Although the physiognomy data of bird heads are not at all the same as those of humans, we still try to read their animal faces to learn more about their character and life story. In the animal kingdom, the peacock occupies a special position. Myths and legends of different cultures and epochs entwine around it. For Persian poets, the peacock symbolizes beauty and pride, but also their imperfection, as shown in the unsightly feet, the shrill bird call and the only limited ability of the beautiful animal to fly. In the 13th century, the poet Saadi, in his work Golestan ("Rose Garden"), considered only the peacock feather worthy of being a bookmark in the Koran.

About Mo Fontaine

The Folkwang graduate is a representative of a New Classic Style.
For her, everything revolves around color and its manifold modes of expression: from subtle to expressive. In her still lifes, portraits and collages she combines elements from all worlds and times, because she loves the art of the old masters as much as the Japanese art of the 17th century. This is how 'decelerated', magical-sensual images are created, which also transport the discredited concept of beauty. Seen in this light, some of the paintings seem to have 'fallen out of time' - not least because the paintings quite consciously refuse a fundamental category of the avant-gardes: the 'art of artlessness'. The aim is a timeless art that will perhaps still function in two or three hundred years.
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