Wednesday, January 31, 2007
It was a sweltering summer day, the air was drowsy with lethargy and the diva was soaking up every drop of decadence. 'What if Edvard Munch were to bring to life his perception of Dorian Grey?', she wondered. She decided to take matters into her own hands by letting the ghost of Edvard Munch penetrate her artistic conscience. The medium of choice was oil pastel. The diva wanted to 'experiment' with the use of mirrors in paintings. The picture was to have a beautiful woman looking at herself wryly in one mirror. There was to be a mirror behind her that was to capture what she was actually looking at ; an ageing crone with eroding hair.The picture below illustrates how greatly perception and conception tend to differ. Especially when rendered by a 'self-assumed' prima donna with the artless knack for artistic rendition.