Enigma

Carlos Ferg

This is a version of 1864 Gustave Moreau’s work. It represents Oedipus and Sphinx’s myth, in particular the moment when the sphinx tried to seduce Oedipus once he has resolved her enigmas. This work reflects again the ‘femme fatale’ portrayed on Symbolism, arguing about women’s freedom and independence during the second part of 19th Century. We have walked a long way since then but is it enough? From Egyptian culture, Sphinx was a symbol of death, a kind of rebel femininity, sexually active, opposed to the man dominion in a conservative patriarchal society, which directly alludes to the independence of women nowadays.

  • Media: Acrylic
  • Subject: Figure
  • Size: 76cm x 120cm
  • Price: £1500For sale

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