Ena Gilih

Academy of Arts and Culture Osijek

Corpus Anima
oil on canvas
180 x 170 cm

By appropriating the famous iconographic motif pietà, Ena Gilih analyzes notions of corporeality and spirituality. In an oil painting, where the artist herself switches roles with the Virgin Mary and Christ, there is an evident relation žtowards the body as a form and a reflection on that what makes it alive. The dramatic composition of the work alludes to a dialectic of the material and immaterial, constant and transient, visible and invisible.