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Name   : PHILHELM Philhelm
Location: STRASBOURG  
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B104 - ADDA THE SCRIBE / Painting Acrylic / 125 x 190 cm - 49,2 x 74,8 inches / 15.330 USD

Description: BABYLONIAN / Acrylic on canvas 125 x 190 cm - 49.2 x 74.8 inches - 2009. This table is inspired by an imprint of Miss M.W. Bruce recorded: cat. USNM No. 130272. 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--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" Anthropomorphic: 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.

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In actual fact, I want to tell you without misrepresentation, the whole story of Philhelm, which begins in Alsace (It was still a Germanic country and will become French only in 1678!) in the castle of Lichtenberg, on April 23rd 1616, when the seven-year-old Balthasar Helmlinger, loses the Monogram of his eponymy descendant. This ordinary but nevertheless very serious incident in the distant past will set in motion the artistic calling of one of his descendants, ten generations later! This contemporary painter, born in Strasbourg in 1943, has only exhibited his work twice in his life (1999 and 2001) and only at the "International Biennial Event of Contemporary Art of Florence" which awarded him in 1999 the Prize of the City of Florence. So that the ordinary people be completely disorientated, so that it will let the story of the past enter him torpidly, by going back the furthermost possible or else it will never pierce the heart of his paintings, to seek there the secret causes of things.
Philhelm declines the colors in a correspondence with the images and original writings to a small history of the past, in wich his monogram was always present as an archetype. This revival for a few years, he has tried to reveal it because the Gods came one day to its meeting ! They deigned to present him their messengers like a hero accompanied with their sphinges : Let them forgive him, if he dares to quote them in the enjoyement of his heart, even if he put no bad shame to ask them for grace. If he tries to make reappear by its legends, some bits of a lost knowledge, and really immortal and sacred, he owes it only with work of fort many archaeologists and historians. He makes no vanity of his work. If he had his whole life, believe not produce anything good and beautiful, he feels no less real joy and deep taste that he recognizes and admires beautiful and great at others, had they been Etruscan, Cretan, Assyrian or Sumerian ?

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