Art: The Mythmaker

The legend of Orpheus, the poet who charmed all nature with his lyre, and his descent into Hades in search of his lost Eurydice, has captivated artists and writers since antiquity. Film Maker Marcel Camus (Black Orpheus) and Playwright Tennessee Williams (Orpheus Descending) have put the legend into modern dress. But no contemporary artist has found the myth so richly allusive and central to his art as Sculptor Varujan Boghosian.

Aura of Tragedy. As artists go, Boghosian is something of a poet, whose expressive power stems from his skillful embroidery of associations, intimations and unspoken allusions. While the content of his work...

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