Monday, March 21, 2011

Doubting Thomas by Mark Tansey



My favorite artist. This painting offers so many interpretations and one must take the title into serious consideration before even regarding the painting. Is this man doubting the crack from which chaos is born or the world formed outside of it. Is he, like Thomas, needing physical proof of the existence of The One Being that might make sense out of life or justify a world beyond the corporeal. I think I derive more questions than answers from this painting, but the genius of cannot be doubted

2 comments:

  1. oops I forgot to put question marks in there. Oh well

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  2. For more on Tansey see the following links:

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/tansey_mark.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Question-Mark-Tansey-Representation/dp/0226791297/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1300735652&sr=8-3

    http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Tansey-Judi-Freeman/dp/0811804682/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_1

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