Victor Ludorum – 2005

ArtVictor Ludorum – 2005
Self portrait by Victor Gordon

Victor Ludorum – 2005


Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 50.8 cm

The artist is depicted as an un-heroic lurching one-legged Victor of the games. A participant in an ambiguous glatiatorial enterprise, this warrior (with diminutive genitals) has an inordinately large double-pipe (plumbing) helmet. His shield has a life-like embossed female breast with nipple – a symbol of protection and luck and potentially disconcerting to any rival. His right hand sports a crude gesticulation – his only weapon. A self reflective parody of a physically challenged gamesman.

Perhaps a prescient incarnation of the The South African running champion, the Blade Runner!

Victor Ludorum – 2005
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