VISIONARY REVUE


RESURRECTION
(De opstanding)
1988

CROSSING
OVER
(De overgang)
1989

      The years of Maturity are also an opportunity for Johfra to return to earlier periods of his development and reprise certain themes. The earlier Hermetic phase is revisited with the canvases Crossing Over (1989) and The Resurrection (1988). As in Hermes Trismegistos, the concern here is to offer an image of heavenly ascendence and self-transcendence. Death is not depicted, in a Pantheist manner, as a return to the earth from whence we came. Instead, it is a resurrection and indeed a return to the ancestors, who join hands in a garden paradise to welcome the newly departed (or newly arrived).



 
 
 


PARIS - SPRING 2003


THE ENCHANTING WORLD
OF CERNUNNOS
(De betoverde wereld van Cernunnos)
1993

      Johfra also returns to the Mindscape paintings of his youth, which we have already seen in the Psychological Self Portrait (1996), a late work which belongs, nevertheless, with the Mindstuff landscapes of forty years ago. The Erotic Nude is also reprised in images of In the Evening Light (1998)and The Unexpected Guest (1998). One year before his death, he returns to the Witches’ Sabbath (1997), and also paints Infinite Figure paintings with the Horned God as a central figure, be it Pluto (1997) or Cernunnos (1993). His Pantheism is still as alive as ever.



 
 
 


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