Pantocrator

Painter: Vincent Desiderio

Year: 2002

This triptych pays homage to the three-panel altarpiece form so popular during the Renaissance. Three seemingly unrelated pieces are linked together: the all-seeing powerful eye of the satellite rhymes with the cleft of the woman's buttocks and the window of the tower. Pantocrator, the Byzantine term for ruler of all, powerfully articulates the increasingly menacing role of science and technology in our everyday lives.