Monday, April 15, 2013

The Seduction of Saint Thomas

The Seduction of Saint Thomas (after Caravaggio)

In Caravaggio’s “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas,” we have a grouping of four men, with one man (Thomas) penetrating another man (Jesus) in an opening or wound that appears vaginal. Jesus looks to be encouraging Thomas to perform a gesture (one man penetrating another or simply sticking one's finger into the wound of another) that could have been considered perverse and a violation of social and cultural mores.

In our composition, The Lavender Hinge’s composition, we simply have the wound or hole, that of Jesus or that of Caravaggio or that of "painting" or that of "humanity." Absent is Saint Thomas; hence the viewer of the work steps into these shoes.

Upper image: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, 1602
Lower image: The Lavender Hinge, Study for The Seduction of Saint Thomas (after Caravaggio), 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

In The Studio, at The Castle

The Lavender Hinge are in the studio......... a glimpse by Malcolm Harris a.k.a. Mister GoLightly....