Cántico Espiritual: Calligraphic Quote

$30.00

A fine print 18″x20″ (serigraph or silk screen) in 2 colors on 100 lb cream French Paper. It is printed black and metallic gold. Signed and numbered Limited Edition. The quote is script: (brush and ruling pen lettered (originally). It is a stanza from St John of the Cross’s Cántico Espiritual. It is St John’s version of the Song of Songs (in Spanish) and can be interpreted as the soul addressing God but it is also a beautiful love poem, almost impossible to translate. The beauty of this stanza lies in its sound. The calligraphy is abstract/expressive, but the lines are repeated in John’s beautiful (and legible) pen Roman hand.

 

Description

A possible translation is:
Return, dove,
the wounded stag
is in sight on the hill
cooled by the breeze of your flight

The quote is brush and ruling pen lettered (originally) It is a stanza from St John of the Cross’s Cántico Espiritual. It is St John’s version of the Song of Songs (in Spanish) and can be interpreted as the soul addressing God but it is also a beautiful love poem, almost impossible to translate. The beauty of this stanza lies in its sound. A fine print 18″x20″ (serigraph or silk screen) in 2 colors on 100 lb cream French Paper. It is printed black and metallic gold. Limited Edition