Title: Herman’s Big Adventure: portrait of Herman Hesse
Material: Oil on canvas
“I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” – Herman Hesse
Siddharta (waterlilies, a Far East cliché pirated from another painting of mine – I’m allowed) + Steppenwolf (played here by album art of the 60s band of the same name) serve as background and foreground with vague boundries. I have in the past been the Golden Proportion’s biggest critic, usually dismissing it as coincidence, but my investigations revealed to me that the eccentric composition I intuited almost precisely matches the science. So maybe I’m wrong, or maybe this is the coincidence.