15 January 2013

Seized of the Matter (WIP)

The oil on canvas painting's dimensions are 36" x 30, but this is a Photoshop composite of two separate areas of my current work in progress. This re-composition/re-juxtaposition inplies a different narrative from the actual painting –and I kind of like what it suggests; the rose in the bull's mouth is a peace offering to the toreador* (who is represented by the red fabric).

The red fabric is actually part of Carmen's dress. For previous paintings I've done of Ashley Winning modelling for me as Carmen from Bizet's opera, click here, here, and here.

*who, in this operatic context, would be Escamillo.

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