TRAPPN#63: Lucien Levy-Dhurmer

by jssckr

Lucien Levy-Dhurmer, Our Lady of Penmarc’h, 1896, oil on canvas, 33 x 41cm

I could go on and on about how symbolism gets my goat and this painting is no exception, but I think the thing that truly endears me to ‘Our Lady of Penmarc’h’ is its strange contemporary feeling. The heads look like they are cut and pasted, which, from a present perspective, situates it somewhere in the realm of collage, or at least pre-collage. Still, if contemporary collages looked like this instead of just being cut-outs of random shit glued on top of one another, like a wolf head with tits as eyes or something pasted on a photo of a nebula , I’d be much more inclined to say that I identify with contemporary art. Sorry, does that sound pretentious?