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The painting makes use of a stage act that uses illusion to deceive the audience and the title is taken from Plato’s famous allegory. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is a concept devised by the philosopher to ruminate on the nature of belief versus knowledge. The allegory states that there exist prisoners chained together in a cave. Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners are people carrying puppets or other objects. This casts a shadow on the other side of the wall. The prisoners watch these shadows, believing them to be real.

Gerard Tunney Plato's Shadows, 2020

£650.00
H 40 cm x W 60 cm x D 1 cm
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Acrylic
Original, Unframed
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About Gerard Tunney

About the artwork

The painting makes use of a stage act that uses illusion to deceive the audience and the title is taken from Plato’s famous allegory. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is a concept devised by the philosopher to ruminate on the nature of belief versus knowledge. The allegory states that there exist prisoners chained together in a cave. Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners are people carrying puppets or other objects. This casts a shadow on the other side of the wall. The prisoners watch these shadows, believing them to be real.

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