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divine work. oil. 1978. demetrios vakras

The painting above, and drawing from 1978 (right), are based on the 1977 painting below.

This 1977 version was painted at the age of 14 when I did not yet know of the existence of Dalí.

In the 1978 versions of the work I attempted to unify what were dissociated elements in the original 1977 verson (left) by extending an arm from the mouth to the skeletal figure. The hand is derived from Dalí's Soft Construction with Boiled Beans: a Premonition of Civil War.

Another version was painted in 1987, and another in 1989. In these subsequent versions the arm derived from Dalí was dispensed with. The 1987 version used linkage rods to unify the elements of the composition. View the 1987 version