Thursday, April 01, 2010

A Rake's Progress (8)

In the last painting in the series Sarah finally gets to spend some quality time with Tom, except by now he's lost his marbles completely and has been thrown into Bedlam with all the other chiflados. His semi-naked figure looms in the foreground in a pose suggestive of inner turmoil morphing into outer rampage. Meanwhile, in the background high society women are checking out the unblanced talent on display in this famous mental hospital come afternoon-out.

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