The Dorian Gray composition
When the past is combined with the present.
Presenting the finite without tumbling into despair, presenting a dual faceted face which allows every viewer their own interpretation, their own feelings.
Man's span on earth is short, the fear of ageing and death are clearly visible in this disturbing portrait which cannot fail to move one. Nevertheless, it manages to convey the youthfulness of its ageing subjects, as it progresses slowly but surely towards its end.
A composition which, from the outset, questions the theme of life and death, and also perhaps all that lies between the beginning and the end, a life lived fully, or a trail littered with regrets and compromises...