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A Selection of Religious Works of Art by Stefan Arteni I

SolInvictus Press 2008

With Luhmann, the form patterns of ritual repetition and stabilization are entwined with compression of form. Repetition combines the idea of linear progression with that of a cyclical return indicating that innovation too is a recursive process. In other words, the context of feedback, of recursive self-reference, suggests that art is both determined and unpredictable, a mode of activity that incorporates paradox itself.

The Latin repetere [from re- + petere, from petere, to go toward, seek, from Indo-European root pet-, to rush, fly] means to seek again.

Crucifixion Undated. Oil on canvas. 28 x 24 (71.1 x 61.0 cm)

C h r i s t D r i v i n g t h e T r a d e r s f r o m t h e T e m p l e

Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple Undated. Oil on canvas. 39 x 39 (99.1 x 99.1 cm)

The Veil of St Veronica Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22 (61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Crucifixion of St Peter Undated. Mixed technique on paper. 22 x 30 " (56.5 x 76.8 cm)

Massacre of the Innocents Undated. Mixed technique on paper. 22 x 30 " (56.5 x 76.8 cm)

Crucifixion Undated. Mixed technique on paper. 30 x 22 " (76.8 x 56.5 cm)

Expulsion from Paradise Undated. Casein on paper board. 22 x 30" (57.8 x 76.2 cm)

Flight into Egypt Undated. Mixed technique on paper. 22 x 30 " (56.5 x 76.8 cm)

Deposition Undated. Mixed technique on paper. 30 x 22 " (76.8 x 56.5 cm)

The Miraculous Draught of Fish Undated. Oil on canvas. 22 x 24 (55.9 x 61.0 cm)

Composition Undated. Oil on canvas. 22 x 24 (55.9 x 61.0 cm)

Rest on the Flight into Egypt Undated. Oil on canvas. 9 x 14" (22.8 x 35.6cm)

Adoration of the Shepherds. Homage to El Greco Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22 (61.0 x 55.9 cm)

The Byzantine Tradition

Apocalypse Triptych c. 1998. Mixed technique on paper laid on wire mesh. Each panel: 34 x 26" (87.6 x 66.0 cm)

Bozzetto for Annunciation Undated. Textured watercolor on paper. 14 x 11" (35.5 x 28.0 cm)

Annunciation Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22"(61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Bozzetto for Baptism Undated. Textured watercolor on paper. 14 x 11" (35.5 x 28.0 cm)

Baptism Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22" (61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Bozzetto for Resurrection of Lazarus Undated. Textured watercolor on paper. 14 x 11" (35.5 x 28.0 cm)

Resurrection of Lazarus Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22" (61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Bozzetto for Entry into Jerusalem Undated. Textured watercolor on paper. 11 x 14" (28.0 x 35.5 cm)

Entry into Jerusalem Undated. Oil on canvas. 22 x 24" (55.9 x 61.0 cm)

Bozzetto for Transfiguration Undated. Textured watercolor on paper. 11 x 14" (28.0 x 35.5 cm)

Transfiguration Undated. Oil on canvas. 22 x 20" (55.9 x 50.8 cm)

Agony in the Garden Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22"(61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Composition Undated. Low relief alkyd painting on canvas. 36 x 29(91.4 x 73.6 cm)

Kiss of Judas Undated. Oil on canvas. 27 x 19(68.5 x 48.2 cm)

Composition Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22(61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Nativity Undated. Oil on canvas. 24 x 22(61.0 x 55.9 cm)

Hospitality of Abraham Undated. Oil on canvas. 22 x 24 (55.9 x 61.0 cm)

St George Undated. Mixed technique on paper. 30 x 22 " (76.8 x 56.5 cm)

Anastasis (Descent into Hell/Rising of Christ and His Raising of the Dead) Undated. Sumi ink and gouache on Japanese handmade paper. 38.5 x 25 (97.8 x 63.5 cm)

Abbreviated Christological Cycle Undated. Gouache on Japanese handmade paper. 38.5 x 25 (97.8 x 63.5 cm)

Nativity Undated. Sumi ink and gouache on Japanese handmade paper. 38.5 x 25 (97.8 x 63.5 cm)