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Where is the Third?

Where is the Third is one of a limited series of three allegorical paintings I exhibited in London, using techniques going back centuries - often with an underpainting of egg tempera - before applying oil paint and glazes to add luminosity. Everything in the painting means something: the gestures, the objects, the fabrics, the colours and the poses. For example, a monkey denotes slyness, a feather vanity, and the black and white checked material symbolises flippancy - which hints to the character of the person wearing it.


It also makes reference to the Italian Commedia dell'Arte. In this way the picture can be 'read.' Or simply looked at.

Where is the Third?

  • 36 x 48 inches.

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