PUCKISH PAINTINGS ABOVE THE STAIRS

Here follows a piece I wrote recently about the work of contemporary Swedish artist, Per-Inge Isheden. AN INTRODUCTION TO PER-INGE ISHEDEN VIEWING ‘INFERNO’                          In London’s Mayfair is a Regency building with eight flights of narrow stairs. Above those stairs, in the highest apartment, I first viewed “Inferno” (2007; image right). The vollmilch nymphs pouring champagneContinue reading “PUCKISH PAINTINGS ABOVE THE STAIRS”

Dante’s Barmaids

  Of nymphs, I write for money; On canvas, there they dance. “Champagne,” they laugh, in corsets corked with bubbles popping out.   — This poem was inspired by a detail from “Inferno,” a painting by contemporary Swedish artist Per-Inge Isheden. “Inferno” is a portrait of the nineteenth-century Swedish playwright, literary luminary and painter August Strindberg (1849 –Continue reading “Dante’s Barmaids”