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Karisma

INRI (2008)

Artwork Type
Original Art
Dimensions
39.4x27.6 in
Techniques
Oil
INRI 70x100 oil on canvas, gold leaf, golden powder

This acronym is more popularly known as IESVS•NAZARENVS•REX•IVDÆORVM, which translates to English as “Jesus Christ, King of the Jews”. However in alchemical tradition it holds a different meaning, Igne Natura Renovatur Integra, means “Through fire nature is reborn whole”. I took on the latter meaning for my painting. It shows the personification of Fire, its regenerating nature, it is also the agony of crucifixion and sacrifice, which in return...
INRI 70x100 oil on canvas, gold leaf, golden powder

This acronym is more popularly known as IESVS•NAZARENVS•REX•IVDÆORVM, which translates to English as “Jesus Christ, King of the Jews”. However in alchemical tradition it holds a different meaning, Igne Natura Renovatur Integra, means “Through fire nature is reborn whole”. I took on the latter meaning for my painting. It shows the personification of Fire, its regenerating nature, it is also the agony of crucifixion and sacrifice, which in return will make us be born anew and perfect us. This is a special type of condition of the soul known to the mystics, which all of them describe in similar ways – as if their souls are literally “on fire”, burning from the influx of Holy Spirit, which is essentially the Fire itself.
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