Anna Fedorova. Young russian artist from Lisbon at Art Center Caravel.
Updated: Sep 2, 2021
At first glance Anna`s work appears delicate, certainly precise, but also sparse and elegant. You could easily be seduced into thinking it simple. However, a more inquisitive search for her hidden narratives reveals profound concepts adroitly whispered:
Hair of flame suggests the passion beneath, but the hand gesture and downward cast expression shows the control of patience awaiting the moment for its release…
The pair to the above, Patience is rewarded with the kiss of intimacy.
A whimsical bar scene we are all familiar with…the approach of a stranger and the tortuous nature of the practiced pick-up line. Clearly his approach and line wasn’t good enough and instead he receives the gesture of “Whatever!”….. fully deserved Im sure!
Here is a modern depiction of the classic scene from mythology symbolized by a grouping of pomegranates, contemplated by a female figure. It was the pomegranate that forewarned Persephone ate in the Underworld, after being seduced there by Hades, which captured her for six months of every year for eternity… the symbol of fruitfulness and fertility… and here she stands hovering with indecision…