Devils' Dance / 魔鬼的舞蹈 / Teufels Tanz
Oil on Canvas
30" x 48"
Completed in 2004
Inventory # 2560.101.2004.02.001
© Matthew Felix Sun
Note: Published by Synchronized Chaos, an interdisciplinary art, poetry, literary, science, nature, cultural issues, and travel writing webzine, October 2009
Published in The Amistad, an online review magazine, by Howard University, Washington, D.C., Spring 2007
Part of Matthew Felix Sun's Apocalypse Series
This painting is currently being exhibited at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley (18 April - 17 July 2015: Hop, Skid & Jump.
Grass's The Tin Drum also moved me to create another painting with his depiction of nightmarish book burning by the Nazis' - The Devil's Dance. The archaic scroll with the proclamation of "Faith, Hope, and Love", I hope, echoed the perverse scene in the book.
This painting was inspired by passages from Günter Grass's novel The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel).
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