a blog with cultural bulimia.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

  It's not only on
  top 10 list
  he is in,
  OK Roz?

 "The work doesn't just lay claim to the visual language of Slimmer of the Year. It cheekily appropriates the religious archetype of the diptych (two paired paintings of saints are traditionally hung either side of the church altar) and the motif of nudity that signifies man at his most vulnerable and mortal, stripped bare before God, though this clearly is not intended as the mortification of Ivan's flesh. But if it's about change, perhaps, or the duality of this man, why the full monty?"