Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly  (click photo to see more detail)
 8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $325 w/free shipping in US and Canada
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In 1961 Ingmar Bergman wrote and directed a film titled Through a Glass Darkly (Swedish translation: Sȧsom i en spegel) literally meaning As in a Mirror. In the film a family comes to understand some of the mystery of life as Bergman takes them through the process of discovery and understanding.

The artist often realizes what we see directly does not always tell us the whole story, but rather is conditioned by what we have already learned or things that are reflected around us. The title is taken from a Biblical quote in I Corinthians 13:12. It suggests that we only know ultimate reality in a partial way, but will eventually understand the truth more fully.

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