Sunday, February 06, 2005

Sketch done from a huge preparatory drawing--maybe 12' high--on display in Bologna. There was an understaffed, unattended, practically uncurated one-man show on Annigoni. It was held in a large old convent/church complex that was being converted to use as an extension of the University, I think. This huge sketch was on paper on canvas, leaning against the wall in a huge room with four or five other works of varying sizes.

This painting struck a cord in me. I thought that the chains on his arms were being simultaneously shown as joined and broken, and the shock on his face made me think of the shock of seeing that which might free your soul--reality unveiled.Posted by Hello


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