Monday, September 08, 2008

Janus geminus


My son has joined the police; moved to his own home with his partner and is living without his twin sister for the first time in his life. This drawing will be a painting for his home marking this change in his life. Janus was guardian of gates and a god of beginnings.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Miss T said...

I like the figure silhouetted against the flames.

I've always found Janus the doorkeeper an interesting figure, as he has two faces, on that looks forward and one that looks back.

10:08 am  
Blogger Lorna said...

Janus is traditionally depicted as a double header figure but here ... eventually ... the inward face will be K's twin sister in another painting.

10:21 am  
Blogger Graham said...

This has a nice feel to it Lorna and I like the idea of making a pair of paintings :) Hope this week is off to a better start :)x

1:58 pm  
Blogger Lorna said...

Thank you for the good wishes, Graham. They are much appreciated.

10:17 pm  

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