A Theban unable to face the king
A piece from my AVERTO series.
Sophocles’ Oedipus the King resembles an ancient cold case investigation. Thebes is suffering at the play's opening, and an oracle has declared that the curse will be lifted only if the previous king’s killer is expelled. The current king, Oedipus, listens as seers and eye witnesses piece together a tragic attempt to cheat fate, and a series of mistaken events. Oedipus soon begins to realize that he is the origin of the ills plaguing his kingdom. As this realization materializes in the play, I picture the respected king seeing his terrible mistakes and turning away from his accusers, away from his fate and away from his kingdom.
The theme of turning away is literally stated later in the play as well. As the blinded Oedipus leaves his palace, he passes a chorus of Thebans, who state that they cannot witness what has become of their king and must turn away.
- INCLUDES --
* One original painting, unframed
* Signed and dated on the back
-- MATERIALS --
* Latex paint on canvas
* All materials are archival
* Measures 48"W x 30"H x 2"D (121.92 x 76.2 x 5.08 cm)
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-- DETAILS --
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* Sample display image is not exactly to scale