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Painting on canvas

Young seated monk

“We leave Ta Prohm, its sprawling kapok trees swallowing up the temples, to cross paths with some villagers in the heart of remote locations. Perched in his hut on stilts, a young monk in a toga lets the time and the burning sun of this dry season escape. The golden hour turns orange. The rays of the setting sun filter through the wooden gaps and hit his shoulder and right cheek. He allows me a moment of observation and a silent snapshot. Soothing. When I return, the first version of this canvas will be in colour and his red toga, but unsatisfied, I cover it with an ultra-dark green to caress with my brush the polychromatic rendering of light of this unique moment. It has followed us ever since, bringing a touch of serenity to our home.”

  • Fabien Raveton, 2003
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions : 100x100cm
  • Exhibition space : Kerbeleg

Published on: 19 July 2022  -  Filed under: Paintings