Prospero’s Books, inspired on The Tempest by Shakespeare.
These are the twenty-four books that Gonzalo hastily threw into Prospero’s boat as he was pushed out into the sea to begin his exile. These books enabled Prospero to find his way across the oceans, to combat the malignancies of Sycorax, to colonise the island, to free Ariel, to educate and entertain Miranda and to summon tempests and bring his enemies to heel.
I started this project in 2006, after I saw the film of Peter Greenaway. I did not yet paint all 24 books, but you never know…
All paintings are on paper 300 grs., 102×64 cm, in mixed media. Prices on demand.