With their striking colours and clearly recognisable textures, Araki's close-ups of flowers seduce to touch them. For him, flowers are symbols of the feminine, the lizards - Jamorinksys - which are placed on them represent the masculine. In Araki's symbolism, however, Eros rarely exists without Thanatos: the condition of the dried reptile and the more or less advanced wilting of the flower refer to the ephemerality of all sensual pleasures.
Image dimensions 61 x 76 cm (61 x 76 inch)
Object dimensions ca. 73 x 90 cm (73 x 90 inch)
Mounting, Framing Wooden frame 73.5 x 91.5 cm upon request
Signed by the artist in pencil on the reverse
Kayu (Flower Ghost), cat. Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Amnua 2019, cover
PHOTO ART / Photos / Botanik / Stillleben / Farbfotografie /