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 flowers (a yellow Leucanthemum and a red Gerbera) refer to the ephemerality of all sensual pleasures.
Image dimensions 61 x 76,3 cm (61 x 76,3 inch)
Object dimensions 67,5 x 85,3 cm (67,5 x 85,3 inch)
Mounting, Framing Archival mat board and wooden frame upon request
Signed by the artist in pencil on the reverse
Nobuyoshi Araki. 6x7 Hangeki, Tokyo 2007, o.p.
PHOTO ART / Photos / Botanik / Stillleben / Farbfotografie /