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The Aleph


The pearl inside the shell reflects  a universe  that would extend infinitely beyond the borders of this painting. It reminds me of  “the Aleph” by J.L Borges, for which I included a few lines. This image is dedicated to it.


“ I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realized that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing…was infinite, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; …  I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me;”

(from the Aleph and other stories by JL Borges


Signed open edition, in 3 available sizes. Printed on Somerset Velvet 100% rag museum quality paper, with archival pigment inks


As one of the earliest traditional painter to embrace the digital media, not as a medium to emulate techniques of the past, but as a medium that reveals new horizons of artistic vision by surpassing traditional techniques.

The digital media allows  limitless possibilities of color relationship and subtleties which do not exist in traditional methods.

That is why I often compose combine and bring forward my traditional work to be enhanced by the digital media.


Jean-Francois Podevin










SKU: MFcamo-01
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