The Albino in the Moonlight Garden, 2010 - Hernan Bas
About the Work
About The Albino in the Moonlight Garden
The composition plays with the idea of negative space: the striking white of the albino, the garden, and the moonlight are rendered in stark contrast to the surrounding darkness of the night. The painterly quality of the print betrays the conventional characteristics of lithograph, reading almost like a watercolor with an abstracted background.Read Less
About the Artist
About Hernan Bas
Darkly playful and melancholic, Bas's work references literature from Moby Dick to the Hardy Boys to French Romantic writing, reimagining them in terms of the young homosexual dandy. The mood of his art alludes to aspects of Decadence—a movement associated with Oscar Wilde and artists who favored art and artifice over Romantic description—and nihilism—the philosophy that all values are baseless. Bas says, "What's the harm in signing over your soul for the sake of love if you don't believe in hell, or if you do, you'll be going there anyway for kissing boys?"Read Less
DescriptionLithograph on 250 g Velin d' Arches paper.
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