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.