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Darwin’s Delusion

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Medium: Oil and gold leaf on canvas

Size: 100cm by 100cm

Year: (2015)


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Darwin’s Delusion

By Marc Alexander from the ‘Skulduggery’ exhibition, Darwin’s Delusion, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 100cm by 100cm, (2015).

Painted for the group exhibition titled “Skulduggery,” which was presented by the Studio Gallery Kalk Bay in September 2014. “Skulduggery”, which refers to underhandedness or deception. A fitting theme when we consider the current political antics in South Africa. But wanting to steer away from politically charged art, I opted for another current deception, i.e. Macro Evolution. Here the chimp stares at you while holding a human skull, perhaps contemplating the seven million years it took evolution to magically transform ape to man. My tongue in cheek title, is a play on evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion.”


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