Untitled 1983

Oil on canvas board by Victor Gordon
Oil on canvas
45.7 x 61 cm

A fragmented torso placed horizontally against a reductive landscape. While apparently female, in reverse the trunk takes on a flaccid penis-like shape. This offers a sexually ambivalent reading. The distinctive combination of red and blue as backdrop comes from my strong interest in Titian’s use of this colour combination. In contrast to the illusionistic painting is the loosely etched-in drawn leg shape perhaps indicating a stocking-ed garment.

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