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Eyes of the Night

 

As in other works by Vladimir Kush, this painting illustrates the artist’s approach of the ‘two-in-one’ paradox.

  1. The space of the Artist is separated from the surrounding space of the hypothetical theatre by a cone of dazzling light.

  2. The dark space of Cosmos embracing the theatre audience seems to be silent and indifferent, yet thousands of eyes are looking at the Artist from within. They are opera-glasses and ‘prying eyes of the stars’ in the infinite Universe – all gathered to ‘listen and see’ the Artist reading Hamlet’s soliloquy:

“Night and its murk transfix and pin me,

Staring through thousands of binoculars”

Boris Pasternak “Hamlet”