Thursday, July 22, 2010


I decided that Marie Barr's painting "Need" would be the first critique I posted.  This large painting freaks some people out, but after I viewed it for a while, I couldn't help but delve into a different meaning behind the work.  

The woman higher up clearly has devilish features associated with her...the red, the pitchfork looking microscope, the hair that turns into a devilish tail...while the lower has a more modest and pure look.  Relating this to the images of food used throughout, I saw the devil as tempting the higher woman to think she "needs" what she sees (the cupcake) while the other turns to pure food that her body welcomes as a need and a healing source.  The fruit is attached to her it's fueling it.  It's not disattached like the cupcake (something that is not making the heart run).  

Food for thought...literally ;)

Art for all,

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