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Jean-Jacques Briquet

"Athéna-Nikê, 430 avant J.C" (2020)

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One of a kind
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51.2x38.2 in
Techniques
Acrylic, Ink, Marker
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Linen Canvas
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New member of the "GRAAL" association Belfortaine (Research group of artists and friends of the local arts) whose theme 2020 is: "Mythology", here is the table that I made during the confinement: "Spiritual union of the goddess Athena (military strategy, education, craftsmanship, wisdom) and of the goddess of victory Nikê, when the pandemic was announced in 430 BC ". Acrylic, 130 x 97 cm. "The Gods are worried and powerless at the news of the Athens pandemic which will kill 90,000 people in this...
New member of the "GRAAL" association Belfortaine (Research group of artists and friends of the local arts) whose theme 2020 is: "Mythology", here is the table that I made during the confinement: "Spiritual union of the goddess Athena (military strategy, education, craftsmanship, wisdom) and of the goddess of victory Nikê, when the pandemic was announced in 430 BC ". Acrylic, 130 x 97 cm. "The Gods are worried and powerless at the news of the Athens pandemic which will kill 90,000 people in this city and 200,000 in the region from 430 to 426 BC We are in July 430 BC, all the characters are watching in the same direction, that where the first contaminating bubbles are deployed. Will the union of wisdom, military strategy, education, success, equity ... be strong enough? to stop the progression of this future scourge? Alas, no, and so will begin the decline of Athens, the explosion of crime and the disrespect for the Gods. " Athena, a redhead with clear eyes, surprised and distraught, put down her terrifying Gorgon shield and spear. Under the eyes of her father Zeus, protected in an unusually gray armor, she sits on books while holding the parchment of the lesson of the day. Wisdom, represented by the owl, folded talons, which supports the attacked earth and by the olive tree, is one of the major attributes of Athena. The Trojan horse is there to remind that Athena is the inspiration. Nike, (the other half) winged, feminine goddess, adorned in gold with a laurel wreath and jewels, planted the sword of victory in the ground before her helplessness. The scene is located in front of the Acropolis with on the left the Temple of Athena-Nike, on the right, the Parthenon and in the center, the statue of Athena, as they could have been at the time. The dark bubbles, on the left side, represent contamination, on the right, it is the world before, that of the happiness of living, it is the world of lights of ancient Greece ...
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