ABOUT BLESS RESISTANCE
Artist: Philipp Weber
Land of Origin: Germany
In this portrait it is difficult to dissect the woman’s intense glare, but only because passion and anger can be visual sisters with equal intensity. She could be earner for engagement or held in am animalistic stance of self protection. Still present is the wound on her collarbone but this time she is positioned to fight back.
In Christianity, “Susanna at the Bath”, tells of a beautiful married Jewish woman in Babylon, who was spied upon in her own garden by two old Babylonian judges. As she refused to indulge their desires, they falsely accused her of adultery with a young man, a crime punishable by death. The model’s continued glare is a lantern of mysterious light that could only be dimmed by the calmness of maturity. Philipp Weber’s spiritual context finds itself lending an old world style and mood to an otherwise contemporary and exceptional work.
Bless Resistance reminds us that no socially shared movements existed on behalf of women in biblical days past.