Clytemnestra Eight is worked in different colours from earlier paintings in the series and so brakes away from its source images while keeping the double headed axe, a “wall paper pattern” and painted pillars.The painting changes in different lighting conditions.
Engendered by curiosity with ancient Painting, this canvas focuses on the myth of Clytemnestra [revenge and catharsis] while formally concerned with the relationships of figure/ground, texture and colour. The pattern references a fragment of painted wall from Thera – pre 1550 BCE. See Warren .
WARREN, Peter, “The Aegean Civilizations”. (The Making of the Past.) Oxford: Elsevier-Phaidon. 1975.
Oil and acrylic on deep canvas.