Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Pachter than Pachter,Canadian Girl Project

Canadian Girl
10x12inches,acrylic on canvas,framed
I wanted to talk about the sense of fun in Pachter's work, the irreverence, I like that and feel close to it,  not all my painting have a sense of humour, but a good number of them do. I was also reminded why I initially began with the "Caesar" image, my girl and I went to see a touring production (from Philadelphia, I think) of Julius Caesar, it was set in contemporary times with an Obama like Caesar and African American First Lady, everyone in business suits etc. The production toured with a white floor and when it was time for the Senators to draw their letter openers (it worked) and stab him, there wasn't any blood! This big white floor and no blood! What a gip! We go to see Julius Caesar for two reasons so your can recite, "Friends, Romans, Countrymen (and nothing else from the speech)" along with the actor and to see Caesar get whacked.
What a let down.
So as the gears turned I realized that one thing I do like about the Canadian Flag is the red, I like it, it's bold and it reminded me (in this instance) of blood.
So that's how two things get together and become a painting.
Stay hydrated
A.Shay Hahn
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