Makeshift steel furnaces in rural China during late 1950s “Great Leap Forward” movement. Materials and labors were wasted. Crops abandoned. By some estimate, 30 million died of hunger.
Dying Niobid, Palazzo Massimo, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome
The Eyes of Electra _ 0284 on Flickr.
Graphite and Pastel on Paper
© Matthew Felix Sun
Currently, I’m experimenting spatial relationship and geometric patterns in a series of Greek Mythology paintings, including themes on Helen, Paris, Orestes, Electra and Oedipus.
While making the time-consuming oil paintings, I made some drawing studies in various finished degrees. Below is the one for Electra - The Eyes of Electra. I image that her bloodshot eyes are lurking behind every corner of the dark, cold and unfriendly palace of Mycenae, Greece, and plotting the death of her vengeful mother and her lover who had murdered her father.