Alexander Kanevsky’ “Cybele” (1996, acrylic on wood, 122 x 66 cm)

Cybelle_ais one of the most parthenogenetic, “iconic”, as general Director of Royal Shakespeare Globe Theater in London Peter Kyle called it, paintings of Alexander Kanevsky.

http://www.alexander-kanevsky.it/opere-d-arte/1995/77-cybelle-1995

Based on Mythological subject of Cybele (Phrygian name of Greek Titan Rhea), wife of Cronus, who ordered her to give him every newborn male child to eat whereof, instead of giving him newborn Zeus, Cybelle gave him a stone rapped in the swaddling cloth, thus saving the God of Gods to Greeks.

In 13th century Germany we find Sivilla ruling witches on Mount Brocksberg, another source of inspiration for Alexander was the verse of Russian poet Osip Mandelstam “Est zhenschini siroi zemle rodnie”, which invoked the image of Cybele.

http://www.artistalexanderkanevskyinternationaldebutbarcelo…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6Pqviooyw

https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderKanevsky/videos/vb.491305130924861/554929144562459/?type=2&theater

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