Country: France  

    1.DIPTYQUE INCANTATION TO BABYLONIAN GODS…, 2008 Acrylic on canvas 125x380 cm euro 23750   2.THE TREE OF LIFE IN HIS BABYLONIAN GARDEN, 2008 Acrylic on canvas 125X190 cm euro 11875   3.WHEN A SUMERIAN KING MEETS HIS GOD AND HIS GODDESS…, 2008 Acrylic on canvas 125X150 cm euro 9375   4. Seal TARIBA ISHTAR WHO WILL CARRY THE SEAL WILL REMAIN IN GOOD HEALTH, 2009 Acrylic on canvas 125x190 cm euro 11875   5.ADDA THE SCRIBE, 2009 Acrylic on canvas 125x190 cm euro 11875   6.WHEN A NAKED QUEEN SEEKS THE INTERCESSION OF A LESSER GOD WITH HIS MAJOR GOD, 2009 Acrylic on canvas 125x150 cm euro 9375   



1.The originality of this fantastic diptych consisting of two tables lies especially in the fact that although they are inspired by two imprints of clay executed from Mesopotamian cylinders seals so in a polytheistic religion both are past more than 1000 years to the religion of Islam for the first found in Arab land and between 600 and 1100 years to the religion of Judaism for the second found in Israel. 2.Mesopotamia has always been considered as the original heaven with its tree of life and its marvellous animals and this in a world where the human had yet to appear. Therefore are we renouncing at the representation of the first couple and the snake lying at the foot of tree of temptation? Indeed before being the Garden of Eden in the bible it was already present at every era since the 4th millennium in Mesopotamia. Nevertheless the tree of life plentiful of fruits blessing of god was also present as an artificial form of gold and bronze mostly located in the numerous Palace courts of Assyrian kings. It was the symbol of immortality and was often represented between two prayers or priests leading contemplation to adoration. We will find it again on other paintings of Philhelm. The sea with its fish is there to remind us that for Mesopotamians the human being came from the sea. The lion king of animals is the only one watching us he was the incarnation of cosmic forces. Only kings had the right to hunt them even exterminate them if we’re looking at the actual low-reliefs. Regarding the ostrich it disappeared definitely from this region in 1941. Tree of life Yahweh planted a garden eastward in Eden and there he placed the man that he formed. And out of the ground had Yahweh grow every tree pleasant to the eye and good for food. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden and from thence it was divided  and became the spring of four rivers the name of the first river is Pischon the name of the second is Guihon the name of the third is Hiddekel which flows toward the east of Assyria and the fourth river is Euphrates. 3.Reading a cylinder seal gone fortunately the mark on clay still exists it is in the collection of ancient oriental seals the National Museum of the United States Washington Andre Malraux wrote in 1960 the sculptor of Sumerian cylinder seals it simplifies the forms is to deliver man from his humanity. He is haunted by a haunting reference to primordial forms in basic forms they command. As if such forms were themselves the means of communication with God ? This painting  which is extracted and most of this series Babylonian exist for the benefit of a truth once proclaimed and now unknown! They suggest to us that our most profound relationship with art is a metaphysical What do we see or rather what can we see in this picture? Three characters in long clothing including one carrying an adoring bunch flower and a tree branch that is usually the bearer of vegetation a king and he got his hair cut as a sign of humility he stands facing his God could be Marduk. Behind or in the left hand of God appears two elements added by the artist and which exist only for a subliminal perception of monogram Philhelm. Between them a totemic tree topped by a crescent moon and sun bed. God stands behind the Goddess Inanna carrying a bouquet tree with its root. She held in her hand a club in vegetation? Ahead is a possible tree of life which is one of the roots of the sea? Is it not the cause of humanity as the Mesopotamian thought? If it is proved that each character deals with one arm a plant the dominant theme of this scene could be a prayer to the vegetation? Please especially important that the local climate relied heavily on scarce rainfall hence the presence of large vases with water spouting their various gods present on hundreds of cylinder seals and we hope one day to discover a new array your artist? Marduk Tutelary god of the city of Babylon but first the land God.
Inanna Sumerians and the Babylonians Ishtar sometimes regarded as the daughter of the god of rain. Every new year the sovereign was obliged to marry one of the priestesses of Inanna in order to ensure the fertility of land and the fertility of females. This ritual called sacred marriage was particularly widespread in the late third millennium. 4.The scene is a neo Assyrian appeared before an adoring their gods with a present she holds in her right hand  this is a seal cylinder representing the identical monogram Philhelm on its six sides. On the other hand it may be an artificial flower in precious metal. At his feet totemic symbol of the god Marduk. Which faces him taking high the insignia of his power the red circle and blue stick. In his left hand on another symbol whose meaning escapes me. From his back major emerging stars. The third character is the goddess Ishtar which radiates a melammu of his whole being. She holds a bouquet in her right hand. In the seven overlays Mesopotamian world 3 bunk heaven earth hell 3 shots are from left to right A meteor the crescent of the moon slept with the sun above three stars in motion a flying fish a meteor the sacred triangle and a dog sitting with irradiation of planets. The final entry in cuneiform means Seal of Tariba. Ishtar who will wear the seal cylinder will remain in good health.Tariba Ishtar From the Neo Babylonian some characters especially the kings and some high priests added the name of a god or goddess to them to assert their divine ancestry sometimes dating back to the Wise antediluvian the Apkallu creatures half man half fish. Regarding Tariba Ishtar it is very possible that he was a great eunuch Issar. Marduk Quoted in the Bible under the name of Bel and Merodach in the Old Testament. God's tutelary city of Babylon but first the land God. Ishtar Goddess supreme among Babylonians Sumerians or Inanna in lez sometimes regarded as the daughter of the God of rain best known as the goddess of love free she debased then killed her lovers after use Epic of Gilgamesh. Every new year the sovereign was obliged to marry one of the priestesses of the goddess to ensure soil fertility and fecundity. This ritual called sacred marriage was particularly widespread in the late third millennium. Melamu An unearthly glow emanating from asset and only one god and that radiates out like a jewel and is directly proportional to the power of divinity from which it originates and vitality he brought to light intensity. And until the word of God that shines in this radiation. Like everything that is sacred and holy splendor is quite fascinating but also unbearable to be terrifying. The metaphysical level the deity is felt as a phenomenon inspiring both respect and fear. This brightness is opposed to chaos and disorder that characterize the darkness and silence  because the brightness has antonym for the words and the concept of sleep  immobility and silence it is both the sign and instrument power and sovereignty. 5.This table is inspired by an imprint of Miss M.W. Bruce Like most previous tables  it is still a scene of adoration of a subject before his God. However it displays a typical individual which we owe much to the anthropomorphic character. What do we see? From left to right a bald king presenting himself before his god. It was the custom in ancient times with origins in the King presented the most complete humility naked and bald fearing his god. Then wearing only a towel and bald and gradually over the coming millennia hair and clothing covered with precious jewels and look up to her alter ego. The king raised his hand as a sign of devotion to note his hair at his feet and the stick he holds in his left arm which already has some resemblance to the attribute of his vis a vis. Totemic symbol of the god stands before him. Marduk recognizable by its Dragon attribute on which he sits  dominates the scene despite its small size  it stands at the end of his scepter the sun and the crescent moon. His left hand raised towards the Pleiades appears to order. The character is certainly the most unexpected Enkidu he is the star of Ishtar in the left hand and the monogram Philhelm in his right hand walking on a carpeted structure it seems to come from another universe that could be the forest from the animal world and that of humans.
Behind him stands the stylus of Nabu and above the winged sun. We still see some fish out of water to recall the origin of mankind according to the Mesopotamian nothing new since many scientists continue to assert even today. The cuneiform inscription in archaic means Adda the scribe Anthropomorphism half man half animal of divine representations of Second and early Third Millennium disappears from the middle of the II. Marduk quoted in the Bible under the name of Bel and Merodach in the Old Testament God's tutelary city of Babylon but first the land God. Enkidu hero of the archetypal wild and to be humanized through Shamat the prostitute with whom he spent six days and seven nights. It will lose strength but to awaken the intelligence after a fierce battle against Gilgamesh it will eventually become his friend. Ishtar Goddess supreme among the Babylonians or Inanna in Sumerian lez  sometimes regarded as the daughter of the God of rain best known as the goddess of free love and debased it killed her lovers after use Epic of Gilgamesh. Nabu Assyrian Babylonian god of wisdom and the art of writing. Son of Marduk. Its symbol is the pen to write and the clay tablet. Astrology gave him the planet Mercury. 6.According to the design of a stamp of glyptics transition origins to the Syro Cappadocian Hittites in the second period XI XVI centuries BC. A subject quite common in the Mesopotamian glyptics even archaic as was the custom with origins appear naked before her to serve on the recount and express complete submission to the divine. It was almost always a priest king. On the original it was one more person who stands behind the seated god bearer of a star and is the alter ego of one who is at the extreme left I sacrificed to give more simplicity of the scene this character is often a lesser god therefore standing. Moreover the character waiting in the paddock was unisex I decided it would be a woman. When the tool used by lapicide it is clear that this is a snap a tool commonly used in time knowing the minutiae of running on rocks not exceeding a few millimeters. But it is mostly the original treaty which I think is quite extraordinary even though it was part of the pro dynastic period where older worshipers are stylized to the extreme so that their body is made so abstract and geometric. This dry simpler than the human form suggests the fragility of the human to the divine concern. The image not actual representation of reality becomes a way of thinking about the unreality of reality in a sort of Plato's cave which we threw in our faces. Returning to the subject of the painting running late third millennium where the devotion of the Mesopotamian king expressed by the prayer of the king is represented in a pen waiting to be introduced by a lesser god before his major god either the back of his intercessor who gives him the hand or arm. Over the millennia the fear of God will turn into glare then peacefully. Gradually change the behavior devout kings and some will not be afraid to meet without an intermediary seated and covered with precious clothing and jewelry on major god who might even be standing before the same king who has added the name of a his god considering himself as half divine and reigning absolutely. Soon dignitaries priests and scribes to imitate their turn these scenes of devotion and turn them away for their personal account. They also change its name in the deifying and will also create their own personal god. It is not uncommon for him to do several times gradually as they rise in the hierarchy. In conclusion considering the period of transition that is engraved gems our intercessor bearer of a present may be either a high priest a lesser god perhaps the personal god of the Queen? The length of the scene also requires us to take it all in the conditional. Plato's Cave Spectators at the cave cut off watch the real world think when they see only images in the case of moving shadows and distorted The man tries to understand the world as he perceived not as it really is there is the fate of ordinary humanity. Personal God In the early days when the gods inspired if not terror at least the fear it was more practical to approach closer to the gods and further simplifications some did not hesitate to create a personal God much more manageable.




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