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Devils' Dance / 魔鬼的舞蹈 / Teufels Tanz | by Matthew Felix Sun
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Devils' Dance / 魔鬼的舞蹈 / Teufels Tanz

Devils' Dance

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.


"Arabesque" and Other Paintings Inspired by Literature

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).


Also see Contents versus Expression

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Taken on August 18, 2009