This selection of 4 oil paintings are illustrations of some sentences of a poem: “Le condamné à mort” (“Sentenced to death”) that Jean Genet wrote in 1942. The writer is a prisoner in a jail in Britain. His neighbor in the next cell is a 20 year old murderer who is condemned to death. Jean Genet expresses in this poem his desire for the young man, and describes the threatening presence of death. These 4 paintings illustrate some of the sentences of the poem.
Coeur: Someone I loved was dying at the time I was creating these works. A heart is bleeding. The illustration of grief and sorrow is mat, brilliant, transparent and impenetrable.
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