MARLENE DUMAS, ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 2015
101 x 101 cm
Habotai silk scarf, original box, card
published by Tate Modern, London, England
MARLENE DUMAS, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 2008. In this painting – here in print – Marlene Dumas shows interest in emotional expressions that are often represented in cinema, and rarely in contemporary painting. For this she applied a variety of watery drip painting techniques and used a film still (from ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 1943) of Ingrid Bergman experiencing sorrow and mourning. Two seemingly emblematic black bird images in the eyes add an extra eery and dramatic touch to it all.
Marlene Dumas’s painting For Whom te Bell Tolls, 2008
Ref. Sold out at publisher Tate Modern in London since May 2017