Judica, Domnino (non-glitter)

Judica, Domnino (non-glitter)
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Screenprint, 2015
Signed Print Edition of 25
H 46cm x W 46cm

Critical Review

The print, produced by Hirst in 2015, is part of the Psalms series. In this series, Hirst produced 150 prints, all of which depict impressive patterns made out of butterflies. The prints in the series are all named after a psalm from the Old Testament, reflecting how Hirst enjoys exploring contemporary belief systems, such as religion, through art. The artist explains how he enjoys exploring “big issues” such as “death, life, religion, beauty and science.”

The image of a butterfly carries significant spiritual symbolism which permeates the print. The butterfly is used by the Greeks to depict the Psyche and the soul, and is also used in Christian imagery to signify the resurrection. The way in which the butterflies are arranged also alludes to the patterns in Gothic stained-glass church windows and they also resonate with the circular patterns of Buddhist mandalas. The print encompasses a variety of religious and spiritual influences, offering a range of readings and interpretations to the viewer.

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