Laisvydė Šalčiūtė

SONG OF SONGS

The painting series, the Song of Songs, is dedicated to the theme of love. In creating it, I have drawn on the Song of Songs text from the Old Testament, which in turn has also become an intrinsic element of composition and meaning of my work. It is an amorous chat between two individuals. Yet in my paintings, instead of involving man and woman, this conversation takes place between two females. I recon that love and intimacy have no sex, but appear to be universal feelings.
Within the cycle, I question the stereotyped concept of sexuality rooted in society, and heterosexuality as the sole acceptable form of intimacy.
My paintings are orchestrated from originally unrelated images of contemporary culture and religious symbolism, from excerpts from the Song of Songs and words describing intimacy from the Internet. I employed these images and texts to create my own, new message and new images of the intimacy of two individuals.

Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
Giesmių giesmė / Song of Songs
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