The Gallery Slave

. . . . naked

Metamorphosis of Narcissus
~ Salvador Dali

Trilogy of the desert: Mirage
~ Salvador Dali

Weeping Woman~ Pablo Picasso

Mother and Child ~ Pablo Picasso

Frieda Kahlo ~ Carlos Alberto Mari
(This is a tribute to the woman who
above all things showed her art with
words and paintings.)

In Praise of Dialectics ~ RenΓ© Magritte

Susanna at her Bath ~ Francesco Hayez

Seated Nude ~ Pablo Picasso

Self Portrait ~ Christian Schad

Three Tahitians ~ Paul Gauguin

Dark Patriarch ~ David B. Redpath 😎

“Curiouser and curiouser!”

David B. Redpath Β© 2021
Mark Clarebrough Β© 2021

59 thoughts on “The Gallery Slave”

  1. looks like I’m first cab off the rank, David: not an enviable position but to quote a master poet: ‘someone has to be first’ — humility for bids me to say more πŸ™‚ — I like the ‘Dark Patriarch’ series with its ‘Up Yours’ attitude — or am I misreading it?

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    1. I can neither confirm nor deny,
      other than to say that you are
      very astute, John 😎
      Visualisation is the best form
      of castigation. Who can argue
      with a picture?
      Yet interpretation is always in
      the eye of the beholder πŸ‘οΈβ“πŸ‘οΈ


  2. Very interesting perspective on woman, David. For me the video is revealing, woman caught in a frame, time moves and she is still there never progressing beyond what man has locked her into. All the paintings are by men except one, which confirms my first thought. As you said David it’s in the πŸ‘€ of the beholder. We are the goddess, the huntress, the Venus, the mother and the want in men. πŸ˜ŽπŸ€πŸ’…πŸ»

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  3. A painted (and denuded!) nude nymph at the beginning; an equally beautiful real one at the end, complete with Alice in Wonderland bow. Wow! I love that you filmed the accompanying light and music show. That aspect was divine. ✨πŸŽ₯🎢 Also love Picasso, Kahlo, and especially the Gauguin…. so very beautiful, that one. πŸ”†

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    1. “Come you back, you seafaring poets;
      come you back to Mandalay!”
      . . . I heard Rudyard Kipling say.
      But since the coup d’Γ©tat in Myanmar
      I don’t think we oughta. Not while
      there’s a murdering Junta ruling in
      old Burma. A very sad situation, Lia.
      To sail off in a wooden schooner with
      Paul Gauguin to explore Polynesia
      would be much more fun β›΅πŸοΈ
      We can but dream πŸ˜ŽπŸ’€
      Till then I’ll happily remain a captive
      slave to the local art gallery.

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    1. The Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador
      DalΓ­, in Figueres, was the highlight
      of my trip to Spain. Designed by
      Dali himself, it is the Disneyland
      of surrealism. Well worth the trip,
      Art … in an alternate, post-covid,


  4. I have a lovely friend in Wales, UK who I think follows you, her name is Ruth. Yes, absolutely, as always female artists are never given the weight they should be, Kahlo being a case in point. Have a good day.

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  5. It is amazing the range of styles w/ which artists have expressed themselves overtime. Even when paying homage to such talent, you manage to retain an irreverent air, David. It is a reminder that we should not become too enamored of ourselves. πŸ™‚

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    1. Too true, Anna . . . 😎

      Imagine all the people

      Feed from greed

      Sharing and caring

      Like sisters and brothers

      Doing for one another

      As if done for one self

      All selfishness

      Pride and arrogance

      Left upon the shelf

      The love of life

      In every breath

      Crystal clear

      Without guilt or fear

      Transparent and honest

      It would seem

      Till that Kingdom come

      True feedom is but a dream

      As Planet Earth is ruled

      By a serpent of stealth

      and prideful bitterness

      Yet the One who redeems

      Sheep gone astray

      Will one sweet day

      Return to free us

      And that’s a Jesus promise

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