oil on canvas 20" x 16" " artist in his studio "
Well here we have it - the mad artist in a nice big studio, surrounded by
canvii [ plural of canvas ???] in the act of painting. The artist figure was taken
from a jackson pollock video and the poses of the figures viewers upper left
are taken from Leonardo of course. The background notion was to use the
idea of the " one of you shall betray me " which in my 200 year old bible is
" one of you shall deliver me " but that's another story. So pollock here is
the deliverer of the divine spark of abstract expressionism to the world of
the west. Wither any of this is true of not is another story but that's the
background story anyway. Without Judas there would be no Christianity and
without Pollock there would be no abstract expressionism. And - wither that
is right or wrong is another story - its just the thought behind the work.
To create a good painting - in my grande theorie of painting one needs a
theme - that's the missing element really in a lot of modern art works - at
least to my addled brain.