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Ramón Espantaleón: The Temptation

The Temptation

On View:
Saturday, November 21, 2015 — Sunday, February 28, 2016


This exhibition features works that are part of a series entitled First Apple. This series expresses the artist’s ideas about the origin of the world. To achieve this, the artist used the technique of pointillism, reinterpreted and applied over the volumetric representation of the island of Manhattan, considered by many the center of modern world. Manhattan is also known as the Big Apple, fruit of discord associated with the creation of mankind through Adam and Eve. Therefore, the artist chose to represent Michelangelo´s Temptation and Expulsion, one of his most famous panels from the Sistine chapel ceiling, and painted it over Manhattan, a vigorous, dynamic, powerful, changing and chaotic city, a modern paradise.