Landscapes of the soul
According to Plato the soul (psyche) is composed of three main faculties – the appetitive (epithumetikon), the spirited (thumoeides), and the logical (logistikon).
I am fascinated by human psyche, the soul if you like. By painting portraits I try to catch a glimpse of the subject’s soul. Do we know what the soul is about, is it subject to social and cultural construction, what effect does nature and nurture have, if any.
My work is about painting people in an attempt to understand human kind and the world we live in. I consider my portraits, landscapes of the soul.
Camilia Dallali, Amsterdam – 5 september 2016
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