QUID SUM MISER

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QUID SUM MISER

pen and watercolour on paper
2010 - 230 x 330 mm

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See also Lacrimosa, the first work in this series and its comment.
The typical slimy undercutter who hopes for mercy instead of taking responsability for his acts and decisions.

Influenced by the brooding "Quid sum miser" from Berlioz' Majestic Requiem. I like the apparent pomposity of the work which undoubtably casts its mighty light on many a work by Cradle of Filth and other Gothic sympho bands. If Jesus was a hippie, then Berlioz was the first Gothic composer. But the most important thing for me is the dark velvety crimson and purple hue the Requiem radiates. Berlioz was a master of Space and acoustics, long before nowadays hyper-shows were organised. In many ways he was born a century and a half before his due time. Perhaps part of his very different approach to orchestration comes from the fact that he was a...guitar player?