La-la Tempesta
La-la Tempesta
Oil on Basswood Panel
14"x14"
2018

Lamenting the lack of clear queer imagery in Renaissance painting I decided to paint a Gay version of "La Tempesta" by Giorgione. The small creature in the foreground is facially expressing "kiss off if you don't like it." There's an Albrecht Durer tree and a lewdly leering herm from Tiepolo. Since I painted this the ever entertaining and brilliant Waldemar Januszczak has explained the myth that inspired Giorgione's painting. It is available for viewing on YouTube.
Photographed by Tom van Eynde who assured me that nothing could ever get too precious.