‘The Judgement’ by Fran De Anda
Artist: Fran De Anda
Title: ‘The Judgement’
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 15.7″ x 11.8″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
This work reinterprets the judgement in which the ancient Egyptians believed:
On the scales of justice the heart was placed on one side and the pen of the truth on the other. If the heart contained good deeds, it would weigh more than the pen, this meant that the deceased had been a good person in life.
About the Artist:
Fran De Anda lives and works in Mexico City. In his work he touches on themes related to the human condition. Based on ancient myths and archetypes, he develops concepts such as transformation, death, alchemy, the sacred and the profane. Having a strong connection with ancient art, it takes up elements of the Renaissance, the Baroque and symbolism. Through the use of traditional pictorial techniques such as grinding his own pigments, and the use of tempera, oil, silver and gold leaf, he develops an interpretation of the mysterious and sacred in man and his relationship with nature within a mystical-symbolic vision.