Finnish National Gallery - Art Collections

The Birth and Death of Snakes (Ode to the Lesbian)

The artist wanted to depict nothingness, emptiness, and has chosen a monochromatic painting to convey the idea. The pink surface is made of several layers of paint painted with a small brush. Linqvist wanted to create the most beautiful colour he knows. The snakes mentioned in the title can be found as narrow coloured bands on the sides of the painting. ; Extreme simplification, two-dimensionality and monochromaticism are all methods of abstract art that Lindqvist uses in his work. He is inspired by the traditions of minimalism and conceptual art.


depth 4,00 cm
height 185,00 cm
width 285,00 cm
TN-2011-1