Fleeing into the Night
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 27.5 x 34 in
The third of delights is when you are loved
Ever aware of someone right near,
By word unobtrusive together bound hard
The two of us fly over the hollows of fear. From the poem "Delights" by Valery Bryusov
Night, the Two and the Moon are the favorite themes of poets of all times, translating these subjects as the «Romance of Love». Nevertheless, the traditional symbolism is gaining its original cosmic meaning. The lovers are joining in ecstasy, taking off from the earth and fleeing into the blackness of infinity. As the poets had put it: the knowing of being loved "gives the wings to fly". The originality of the traditional concept interpretation is in the direction of the view into the depth beyond the painting dimensions.
Similar motif appears in the painting "Ascent of the Blessed" by the first Metaphorical artist Hieronymus Bosch, painted more then 500 years ago.