Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: DEMI

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

DEMI. Tabula Rasa, 2010.

In "Tabula Rasa" the theme of light in the midst of darkness is explored as the central shining figure glows in the foreground surrounded by light-bringing doves. The swooping forms of the doves create a vortex around the central figure of the child who looks at the spectator without fear because the darkness cannot overcome the figures of light. “Tabula Rasa,” means the clean table or new beginning, and in this painting, it seems clear that when the doves settle and the darkness goes, a new and transformed world will take the place of the brooding darkness that will be no more.


Tabula Rasa

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