Et ton nez d’un archange…
Et ton new d’un archange est peut–être le bec: A copy (detail) of the face of one of the archangels from Saint Sophie former basilica in Istanbul. It’s hard to distinguish words from feathers as they are both orange.
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 neighbour 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.
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