From the Film Maker
When I found this painting in the corner of the Gallery, it led me into a certain ‘metaphoric world’. 'Death and the Maidens' has been used as a subject for several works in music, art and literature, but the most curious factor of this painting for me was the allegory of life after the death of a human being. I wondered about the meaning of the unrevealed faces and the shadow. If the meaning of this long shadow lying on the peaceful hill is ‘death’, those expressionless maidens playing beside the shadow could be translated as angels. In that case, where are they? In the end, I thought the metaphor of this painting would be ‘Heaven’. I took this as the starting point of my film.
A piece inspired by Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, Death and the Maidens, before 1872