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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Freudian Slip

Homage to Lucien Freud

Lucien, heir to Rembrandt and Freud!
Unlike his granddad, a void's just a void
On which he painted pockmarked flesh
Bright, not as you'd expect - peche.

 His nudes sat with dogs and an occasional cat
Impastos made even Kate Moss look fat
Others seemed out of excess begat
Queen Elizabeth?...an old bat.

Lucien asked me to pose in the nude
I, a prude, thought this request most rude
Depingo, he asked, "You really won't strip?"
That's when he made a Freudian slip.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ladies of the Fright

Depingo  left, Woman right in  homage to de Kooning

Willem de Kooning
Misogyny looming, blended flesh into ground
Uncommon ground! I would not tread if no one else were around
He painted wild-eyed, menacing girls...ladies of the night
Who angry vigor transformed into ladies of the fright.

Willem rendered sharp, fierce teeth with a hard jagged poke
Gaping eyes stare out at me as if I were a joke
Dismemberment, distortion born of his  hooked stroke
Bodies shredded, heads imbedded; all hope goes up in smoke.

These unfinished records of an extreme violent encounter
Show the action painter's wrath coming down upon her
Her body's deconstructed, disfigured face is fuming...
An expressionistic masterpiece, she's shameless, all consuming.

Engorged, Woman on a Bicycle is apt to split her seams
She seeks my adulation while listening to my screams 
With densely layered color this lady's been conceived
As a conduit to nightmare. All women have been grieved.

Sinister smiles scare me more.
In Women One, Two, Three, and Four 
Medium and subject converge
 Painting myself with Woman to purge.