‘l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps’

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Sequential images of a drawing in progress, one of three that will accompany a concert of Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the 2017 Música en Segura festival in Andalusia. In this one an angel with a trumpet is carried by a winged lion.

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“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.”

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My thanks to festival director, Daniel Broncano Aguilera, for this fascinating and challenging commission.

7 thoughts on “‘l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps’

  1. Wonderful to view, though at first peer, without my specs and not having the screen near enough I thought I saw the tail of some aquatic animal…go figure!
    Bravo, ‘Carry On Creating’ ( a film that never happened.)
    Love (fused with euphoria and no alcohol,just brought on by being ‘Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow.’)
    B xxx

  2. nobody draws beasts better than you Clive!
    this would make an amazing Staffordshire mantle slip-cast 🙂

    P.S. i’m still mulling over all the lovely things in your recent email,
    and pondering the exhibition, as I am pulled in two directions with it – either mantle style slip-casts or the quirky ‘toy’ ideas.

    • In the last stages of the lion drawing right now, slaving away over the intricate coils of mane and the layerings of feathers. The idea of a slip-cast is rather magnificent, especially getting the texture translated into that typical slip-cast finish. Mmmm. Now you’ve got me thinking.

      Time. I need more time! (-;

      Slip casts or toys, which? I think that toys would be magnificent, and would appeal to collectors of automata, whereas the slip-cast would be desirable to anyone with a mantlepiece! But would we have to do bookends, for symmetry? Maybe an angel riding a winged lion on one side, and a Death riding a Horse of the Apocalypse on the other! Tee hee!

  3. WOW!!! I love the coloring–that red is fantastic, stunning. The winged lion has so much texture and character, such a giant, really intense! And you make such *handsome* men 😀
    Really amazing work, the presentation should be wondrous.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

  4. Ditto to Phil Clive, and it’s so wonderful to see true art in the making, it’s helped me rise above the horrid things happening right now, and realise that the true meaning of life ( for me) is art and it’s universality. You’re a wonder! XxL

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