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Grenadine

 
 

Back in 2008 I've made this series inspired by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Infested with symbolism and pointing to multiple various references, it intend to capture a clash of epochs, serving as contemporary visual ode to works of classical artists.

Grenadine is a sweet cordial made from pomegranates, also a dress fabric of loosely woven silk. The pomegranate is depicted in mythological paintings as an attribute of Venus and a symbol of desire, fertility — because of its many seeds — and marriage, but appears as frequently in sacred images of the Virgin and Child. There are several legends of the pomegranate’s creation, contributing to its symbolic potency; according to one, it grew out of blood streaming from the wounded genitals of the lustful Acdestis.