Faroe Jakupsson


This is another really interesting painting by the Faroe Islands artist, Bardur Jakupsson.  What struck me particularly was the form of the four panels.  Traditionally in art, four panels like this are associated with an altar piece, with the central panel being a depiction of Christ dying on the cross, the side panels having saints or donors looking on, and the bottom, horizontal panel having some reference to humanity’s destiny of mortality.  With Jakupsson’s other abstract/ non-representational art I felt free to interpret it in any way, as the form of the painting gave no constraints to interpretation.  But this one is different.  The form is in the tradition of highly religious painting, but without the content.  What does it mean? Redemption in another form?  Redemption of humanity without transcendence?  Lots to think about …


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