Cepp Selgas / Ophelia / Acrylic on canvas / 20X40in. / 2008.
Obviously the silhouette of a tragic Shakespearean Ophelia, is the Cuban island.
On this painting not only Ophelia is Cuba. The wrapping drape around the corpse is composed obsessively by many little Yin&Yang-like Cubas. Also the painted frame.
Combining my M.C. Escher' influence, with the purpose of producing a piece where beauty and tragedy can meet in a harmonic way, was my goal. Some like in the corpus of work of my very admired Gustav Klimt.
You see; a little of Escher, Klimt, maybe a little of Alma Tadema...and a lot of myself. Just in case you wanted to know.