The Ham's Pass By Jean-Michel Lengrand
• Artist: Jean-Michel Lengrand
• Title: The Ham's Pass
• Medium: Original Oil on Panel Board
• Dimensions: Approx. 20W x 15.5H (Inches)
• Notes: This is an original item (Original Oil On Panel Board) and has been certified authentic. A one of a kind! Custom framing available.
Before this painting, I had previously made a large-format commissioned painting on the concept of gastronomy.
The subject which evokes gluttony, made me imagine this painting; a boat docked on a beach composed of the best dishes that a shipwrecked castaway can dream.
In past lore, travelers in the desert were afraid to meet the deadly sirens, women with the bodies of birds coming to tempt the caravanners into death.
In Egypt, traveling mânes * returned every night in their cosmic journey.
Sirens appeared under the calamity of Homer, leaving deserts for the oceans, forgetting the desert oasis they settled on the rocky and deadly ocean reefs, singing to attract the ships.
The theme of temptation is present in the first centuries of our era, such as the Temptation of St. Anthony, who lived as a religious recluse in an ancient Roman fortress in Syria.
This is how this picture came about. Here the temptation is on the seas and the sailor has left his boat for hams, sausages and other tasty confits.
*In Roman mythology, the deified souls of dead ancestors.