SIBYLLA TRIUMPHANS

sibylla
SIBYLLA TRIUMPHANS

pen and watercolour on paper
2006 - 273 x 563 mm

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The title has been influenced by a book on alchemy, Atalanta Fugiens, and by an opera by Antonio Vivaldi, Juditha Triumphans. The work itself has to do with neither. The Sybilla is one of the only characters of the Antique World to have entered Roman-Christian mythology:
"Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet saeculum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla."

These images are based on the rather bad photograph I have. I hope one day to be able to replace them by better ones when I will have contacted and visited the owner of the work.