MATKO VEKIĆ

WORK

2012.

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The Mask of God’s Image

 

One can propose two types of masks. The first, camouflage, social status, a more or less successful disguise for our “nakedness,” our spiritual poverty; and the second, the mask as the survival device that allows breathing in the atmosphere of the “toxic fumes” that we have created ourselves, with our thoughts and the effects of our wills and hearts.

 

Essentially, in fact, there is just one mask that assumes now this, now that social function, now that alibi. I dedicate this cycle of paintings to Vincent of Kastav, the author of the wondrous fresco Danse Macabre in the town of Beram in Istria, an inspiration to many.