I would like to say a few words about this intresting picture by Slovak artist PH Mabe. It is the very art near which is impossible to pass through without the impression recollected forever. Our memory collects and especially appreciates such pictures.
The three main features of the picture.
- The man in the picture, who is himself very young, has at the back of the head a ram’s horn twisted into a spiral. Why not, if the artist sees it? We all have this horn growing out of our mind to hear the spiritual world. Do you see these three ears under the horn? With the help of the horn we hold on to the spirit, and do not fall.
- The man is sitting, his knees tucked. Why not? It is posture of concentration and commitment. See how he looks forward, as if trying to see something ahead. He needs this pose, in order to see better the spiritual world. Because it is necessary to choose: either to go or to see where you’re going.
- Man hangs in the air as if there is absolutely no ground underneath. However, he does not need it! After all, he has a horn! He feels better in the spiritual world, when he has no physical support.
And one crazy idea
The title of the painting is “Ja baran”. It means “I am a ram.” What the artist wants to say? Perhaps he portrayed in the painting himself? Maybe he is Aries by horoscope?
No. To portray some spiritual being, for example, the Aries or a ram, the artist must become this being. So he says: I could, I became a ram! This is not the external image of the object, but an internal achievement of the artist. The statement that he had reached to this high spiritual being.
Thanks PH Mabe for being granted such an excellent material for this article.
PH Mabe: http://www.mabe-art.com/