©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Yawning Gnosis 14″ x 11″ graphite / 98lb Canson mixed media paper
Here finally are three drawings which I recently completed.
Although each one is related to a different time period in history, they have been joined on this occasion through synchronicity, or maybe through chance :
The first is “Yawning Gnosis” – which I posted as a work in process in my last writing (Feb, 2016). I had briefly stopped writing down my dreams fresh when awakened, therefore they would slowly fizzle into fuzzy formed fragments which I wouldn’t bother to jot down. I believe they somehow went straight back to some storage space in the realm of unconsciousness, unapproachable unless through some sort of meditation, hypnosis, or moksha state. Al this turned into a huge hiatus. There were also other pressing deadlines during that time that came up – some even self inflicted.
©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz After Lucas Cranach the Younger 17″ x 14″ graphite & charcoal / 70lb Canson drawing paper
The second drawing is a copy after a drawing by a great northern European master I deeply admire, Lucas Cranach the Younger. In my version I highlight a tad more the eyes, and the expression tends more towards a smile. It is a portrait of Princess Elizabeth of Saxony c. 1564 currently at Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museum, in Berlin. I also greatly admire his father, Lucas Cranach the Elder’s work and his depiction of the human figure and features. There is a painting of Judith with the Head of Holofernes at the Ponce Museum of Art in Ponce, Puerto Rico attributed to him which I love. It has his characteristic fantastic style, elegance, beauty, and mood. There is another very similar painting by him with the same name/theme currently at Kunsthistorisches Museum, in Vienna.
©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz After Pheidias sculpture 14″ x 17″ graphite & charcoal / 70lb Canson drawing paper
The third is a drawing of the ancient Greek male torso sculpture “Ilissos” attributed to Pheidias c. 438 B.C. which is part of the Parthenon pediments. The sculpture intrigued and inspired me somehow, although it is millennia old, its pose seemed quite contemporary and the visible signs of wear, aging, and damage create to a certain extent a haunting and beautiful contrast.
It is in this light that I delve a bit deeper into the concept of time. The following poem inspired by a recent dream sort of deals on different levels with the impressions of “aging” of fine spirits, fine bodies, and fine attitudes. Enjoy.
Decanter of Time
Unsure cause of celebration
wrinkled song canteen bar
serve me something fancy
slow bartender grizzled shard
Set some sample glasses
cold cube commissary shine
high priced whiskey bottle
Khronos perfume flask design
Pour gold liquid luster
anxiety my head abounds
is this silky precious elixir
(sour, stale, or)