Milanesco – G.Wearing. 2016. Oil on Canvas. 130 x 195cm

Continuing with ideas suggested in ‘C.Cahun’. 2016, I use the same iconography to explore the effect of colour and gesture.

In both ‘C.Cahun’ and this work, I fetishise the feet of the figure by the use of drawing. Powerful legs and the contrasting, relatively delicate hands above create an incongruous combination. This suggests both the feminine and masculine in us as does the mask like head representing more than one aspect of self. Gillian Wearing has made compelling work referencing Claude Cahun which I acknowledged in the naming of these paintings.

Milanesco - G.Wearing. 2016. Oil on Canvas. 130x195cm.
Milanesco – G.Wearing. 2016. Oil on Canvas. 130x195cm.

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