Lucretia stabbed herself after being raped. In the visual arts, she is a symbol of valor, not conquered by tyranny.
June 24, 2021
80 x 100 cm, oil on canvas
Lucretia is a Roman matron. Sextus Tarquinius, the youngest son of the last Roman king, was captivated by the beauty of Lucretia and raped her. After the incident, Lucretia stabbed herself. In the visual arts, she is a symbol of valor, not conquered by tyranny.
This piece is a part of the 'All Saints' exhibition (curator: Ilona Olkonen)
The exposition of the exhibition refers to the layout of the temple. There is a porch, where the visitor prepares to get in touch with the artist's world. The middle part, where the author, like in a workshop, explores and sublimates her experience through painting. The altar part is the most intimate. This room presents self-portraits in images of holy martyrs, trying on which the artist goes from St. Lucretia to St. Judith.
This is the first piece in that raw.