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Cupid and Centaur

contemporary art curiosities: Joel-Peter Witkin
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Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin's rendition of the classically-inspired Cupid with a Centaur is typically forbidding.

Macabre skeletal presences, both subjects are far removed from their standard representation in classical painting, their mythological associations with love and desire imbued with unexpectedly sinister meaning.

 

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