Arrest of Quazimodo. by Sumanenkova
53 x 34 sm;
black and white ink and drafting pen on a tinted paper;
the artwork is glazed and framed.
By the novel “Notre-Dame-de-Paris” by Victor Hugo.
I have chosen the scene when the tragedy began.
Here is the symbolics of my artwork:
The ivy is the symbol of the death, (the ancient Greeks have planted it on graves) is pointing to the grate near the ground, but, maybe, it’s the grating of a prison, which later they will get into. The tower of Saint-Germain-de-Pres on background – is the symbol of the spiritual perfection and, at the same time, of the loneliness, because a man, who is living in a tower, is between heaven and ground, - he is already not belong to that, whose living on earth, but not reach the heaven wisdom yet. The night watch, the masters of life, surround them, they are stymied, and there is no way from this pass – all what should to be happen, is became.
Everything is against them – people, earth, and architecture, they are the outcasts of the nature and society, and only the sky empathize with them.
The church Saint-Germain-de-Pres attests to the particular scene of action, Paris, and as the writer describes the present stage far away from the central part of the city, and I can’t, even for the symbolism, depicts the cathedral on background.