Inge Ellegaard (1953-2010), Diana at the Cementery I-III, 1990
Ellegaard lets a woman appear as the main character in an almost metaphysical landscape, linking up the two – the figure and the landscape – by a wealth of enigmatic and enticing elements in a comicbook- like narrative.
The painting's ambiguities
Despite the seeming precision of the title she offers no clear-cut narrative, but a range of ambiguities:
Is the landscape a beach or a mountain range? Is this about something being inhumed or exhumed? Is the cemetery a memorial park full of various sculptural shapes or an example of land/conceptual art? Why is the woman wearing a succession of modern eveningwear? And what should we read into her bodily gesture, which hints at defeat, desperation, or ecstasy?
Through the combination of figure and landscape she allows for a range of philosophically enticing connections.