Soliloquy, 1998-2001

The structure of the pieces in this series comes from the Renaissance predella tradition. A solitary figure – usually Christ, Mary or a saint – was shown in the main panel.  In a narrow panel beneath were scenes from the life of the character above.

Another dimension to the series comes from the use of references to art history in the poses of some of the figures in the main panels.

Substituting modern, urban characters for the saints and submerged desires for the scenes, and combining religious tradition, art historical understandings, and our urban world, Taylor-Johnson attempts to liberate us from the narrow constrictions of modern life.

Soliloquy I, 1998

Soliloquy I, 1998

83.06 x 101.1 in.

Soliloquy II, 1998

Soliloquy II, 1998

81.5 x 101.1 in.

Soliloquy III, 1998

Soliloquy III, 1998

81.38 x 101.1 in.

Soliloquy IV, 1998

Soliloquy IV, 1998

87.33 x 101.1 in.

Soliloquy V, 1998

Soliloquy V, 1998

88.63 x 101.1 in.

Soliloquy VI, 1999

Soliloquy VI, 1999

87.75 x 101.2 in.

Soliloquy VII, 1999

Soliloquy VII, 1999

87.33 x 95.25 in.

Soliloquy VIII, 2000

Soliloquy VIII, 2000

87.33 x 95.25 in.