SACRED

ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings

CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN by André Durand (2006) (sacred, stopham bridge, trinity, holy, Virgin, coronation, stopham)

CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN

2006

Dimensions: 127 x 183

Oil on linen

sacred

Source
To emphasize the paradoxical unity of the Holy Trinity, and to transcend pictorial constraints with spiritual and religious ideas, Durand has turned to Andrei Rublev’s medieval icon The Old Testament Trinity, a triad of identical archangels. Durand’s Holy Trinity is void if any noticeable earthiness, of corporeality of form and manifestation of love. Equally absent from it is that cold soaring of the spirit, so remote from humans. The artist has struck the balance between soul and spirit, the corporeal and the imponderable, endless and immortal.


The Old Testament Trinity c. 1410
Andrei Rublev.

Stopham Bridge:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ideafineart/2504600459/in/set-72157604092637761/