Unique Wall Relief Sculptor Painting on Canvas.
Title: “Three Monkeys”
Medium: I used Professional artist grade acrylics, modelling paste, mixed media
Colour: Black, Gray, red
SIZE: 1 mask canvas- 31x26x8 cm x 3 mask
Ready to hang.
My paintings are signed on the canvas and paintings finished with a gloss brilliant varnish.
“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”
The three wise monkeys are a pictorial maxim, embodying the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. Lafcadio Hearn refers to them as the three mystic apes in his Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan.
There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action. In the Western world the phrase is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by turning a blind eye.