In Goddess Of The Dawn we celebrate daybreak. We experience it as glory, holding it in a divine, sacred embrace.
Visually our dawn explodes in a burst of soft but intense colours. Andrei Jawlensky's Abstract Head paintings were a way for him to reach the divine. Likewise, our words are from Homer's Illiad, where divine powers also bridged the heavens and earth in human form.
The Russian, Alexej von Jawlensky was closely associated with Kandinsky and a key member of ‘The Blue Rider’ group. He worked as part of an indispensable core of artists driving the promotion and development of early abstract painting.
As his work developed towards abstraction he focused on the human face, deconstructed and stylized, to express through form and colour 'the divine within him'.
Jawlensky's divine dawn is named Aurora, the Latin word for dawn, and the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology and Latin poetry. This name is a continuation of the Greek goddess of morning, Eos, who 2700 (or so) years earlier, appears in the Illiad arrestingly described as 'the rosy fingered' in a 'robe of saffron':
'Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hastening from the streams of Okeanos, to bring light to mortals and immortals' — Iliad (19.1)
'But soon as early Dawn appeared, the rosy-fingered, then gathered the folk about the pyre of glorious Hector.' — Iliad (24.776)
The glorious, tragic reality of humanity's mortality is laid bare in the Iliad. Making passages of such beauty like that on ART WRD Goddess Of The Dawn, ring with even greater power.
Combined, Jawlensky and Homer's depictions of morning give us a sublime celebration of daybreak to carry with us, nomatter how dark the night becomes. In Goddess Of The Dawn we carry Dawn as she blooms in the hearts of men - and Gods...as an incalcubly wondrous part of their soul's creation.