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 texture of the dried reptiles and the more or less advanced wilting of the flowers refer to the ephemerality of all sensual pleasures.
Image dimensions 61 x 76 cm (61 x 76 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board, wooden frame 73,5 x 91 cm
Signed by the artist in pencil on the reverse
PHOTO ART / Photos / Botanik / Stillleben / Farbfotografie /