In “Eros and Agape”, Louis masterfully poses the question, “What is feminine and masculine to you?” The more obviously masculine figure in the right piece is reaching upward, to the peak and fulcrum of its possibility. The feminine figure on the left is embracing, flowing, and adapting to the wave of colours flowing through the piece. There is a masculine fire that burns with a sense of agency and accomplishment and a feminine flow of water that cools, flows, nurtures and dances
Consider these works for a moment. Note the use of colour, form and posture in the figures. Note also how each piece completes the other in vibrant wheel of life, the colours surrounding and emanating from an open and clear heart at the core of the diptych.
Which piece would you consider to be masculine and which is feminine? How did you choose? Was it based on colour? Or what the figure in the piece is doing? Blues are often associated with the Male, and pinks and magentas with the Female. It is no mistake in the creation of these pieces, that one completes the other, and that the distinction between masculine and male, feminine and female, made so subtle.
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