Matheus was betrayed by his own eyes (2022)

Oil on canvas, 110 × 100 cm

Matheus was famous for his charm. Despite his angelic appearance, he was aware that true love transcends mere appearances. However, his fixation on external beauty blinded him to deeper truths. His lustful desires prevented him from appreciating a woman’s inner beauty. The painting portrays a man ensnared by a demon of lust, depicted as a sinister harpy, extracting his brain from his skull. It serves as a cautionary tale against succumbing to the pitfalls of lust.