Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
“This series of paintings – reflections on the contemporary nude in relation to historic painting – evolved from combinations of figure and object. In EW(hood) I had come across an antique leather pommel horse, which I had thought was a good idea as a prop, until I actually started using it. Dreadful. Once covered however, it became more interesting as a shape. And when combined with covering the model’s head, the painting to me to developed into a sort of wicked, charnel house resurrection of a now mature ‘Infanta Margaret Theresa’ from Velazquez’s Las Maninas (1656).
The title’s derivation is obvious but the word itself has become a deeply evocative one which, when linked to a painting of an exposed female back, throws up all sorts of connotations and helps to put the painting firmly in a contemporary milieu. The energy of the piece is driven by contradiction – it is at once threatening yet vulnerable, intimate yet aloof.”
Craig Wylie, painter.
This giclée print is on heavy, fine art Hahnemühle photo-rag paper. The smooth yet slightly textured surface of this paper allows for the highest quality reproduction of the original artwork. The inks used are archival and will not fade. Our metal frames are hand-made, using modern techniques to produce clean, sharp edges. We use UV filtering acrylic to protect the prints from sunlight.