With their striking colours and clearly defined 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 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)
Object dimensions 68 x 84,6 cm (68 x 84,6 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board, maple wooden frame 73,5 x 91,5 cm
Signed by the artist in pencil on the reverse
Nobuyoshi Araki. 6x7 Hangeki, Tokyo 2007, o.p.
PHOTO ART / Photos / Botanik / Stillleben /