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Artist: Kristel Bechara
Year: 2024
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: H 100cm x W 100cm
Edition: Original Artwork 1 of 1
Status: Sold

Venturing into the realm of ancient myths and legends, this painting captures the mesmerizing essence of the Chimera, a she-beast of incongruity and enigma from Greek mythology.

At first glance, one is met with the empowering face of a lion, her majestic countenance punctuated with patterned goat horns that add an unexpected twist to the traditional representation of this female creature. Unfurling behind this juxtaposition are wings, embodying freedom and transcendence.

Yet, the true paradox of the Chimera lies in her tail: a serpentine figure, patterned intricately, weaving its way with an air of mystery.

Just like the artist and her renowned style of dynamic patterns and expressive colors set against a monochromatic background, the Chimera, in her profound hybridity, is a symphony of contradictions. By combining disparate elements – the regal lion, the pastoral goat, the celestial bird, and the treacherous serpent – she stands as a testament to paradoxical energies, embodying beauty in diversity, and the very essence of the wild.

Beyond her physical composition, the Chimera also delves deep into the spiritual realm, representing the marriage of divine and earthly, masculine and feminine forces in a paradoxical dance.

The patterns adorning each part of the Chimera are accentuated against a golden horizon, further emphasizing her royal dual nature. They embody both harmony and chaos, unity and fragmentation, capturing the very essence of the creature: a fusion of contrasts that she beautifully orchestrates, serving as a mirror to the multifaceted nature of existence.

With "Chimera: A Paradox of Form", viewers are invited to reflect upon the dichotomies of life, the intertwining of opposing forces, and the beauty that can arise from embracing the enigmatic and the unknown. It serves as a reminder that within every contradiction, there lies a deeper truth, waiting to be discovered.

Kristel Bechara

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