Art Singel 100  
Amsterdam Contemporary Art Gallery / Galerie voor hedendaagse kunst

 

 

XLarge formats - Heraldic
 

 

Belphoebe, 1997, Oil and acrylic on cotton, 150x200 cm, Exhibition: Tarazona 2003, Reference: 972002

 

in memoriam Herman Schrickx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belphoebe, Chastity, grace and courage, 2003, Oil and acrylic on cotton, 150x200 cm, Exhibition: Tarazona 2003, Reference: 032001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belphoebe, The Chase, 2003, Oil and acrylic on cotton, 150x200 cm, Exhibition: Tarazona 2003, Reference: 032002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belphoebe - Chastity, grace and courage, 1996, Oil and acrylic on cotton, 200x150 cm, Reference: 960825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpts from The Faerie Queene: Book IIII, cant. VII

Whilest thus in battell they embusied were,
Belphebe raunging in that forrest wide,
The hideous noise of their huge strokes did heare,
And drew thereto, making her eare her guide.
Whom when that theefe approching nigh espide,
With bow in hand, and arrowes ready bent,
He by his former combate would not bide,
But fled away with ghastly dreriment,
Well knowing her to be his deaths sole instrument.

 

Whom seeing flie, she speedily poursewed
With winged feete, as nimble as the winde;
And euer in her bow she ready shewed
The arrow, to his deadly marke desynde,
As when Latonaes daughter cruell kynde,
In vengement of her mothers great disgrace,
With fell despight her cruell arrowes tynde
Gainst wofull Niobes vnhappy race,
That all the gods did mone her miserable case.

 

So well she sped her and so far she ventred,
That ere vnto his hellish den he raught,
Euen as he ready was there to haue entred,
She sent an arrow forth with mighty draught,
That in the very dore him ouercaught,
And in his nape arriuing, through it thrild
His greedy throte, therewith in two distraught,
That all his vitall spirites thereby spild,
And all his hairy brest with gory bloud was fild.

Edmund Spenser

 

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