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Mark Boshoff - Black Widow | Contemporary Art Modern Art
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Mark Boshoff - "Black Widow"

"Black Widow"

Black Widow
Oil on Canvas, US$ 768

Black Widow

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Oil on Canvas
Oil on stretched canvas

W: 765mm x H: 1020mm x D: 35mm
W: 30" x H: 40" x D: 1"

Approx. Weight: 0.6kg

This work is unframed


US$ 768


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About "Black Widow"

The poem 'The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt published in 1828 has many analogies to modern life.
The first line of the poem reads 'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly." The poem goes on to relate how a cunning spider ensnares a na[0xC3AF]ve fly through seduction and flattery.
The poem is a cautionary tale against those who use flattery and charm to disguise their true evil intentions.

In the painting the black widow ensnares her man through seduction and guile. The willing male, led by his urges, happily indulges but is not as willing to pay the price.

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About Mark

Light is the artist's inspiration, especially the play of light and dark on contours of objects, landscapes and figures.
Over time the objective to accurately represent the subject matter has developed into a desire to elicit a response from the viewer. The artist recognises narrative in fleeting moments and validates his interpretation thereof through feedback from the viewer.

Price Range

US$ 55-768



B. Compt (Hons) CA(SA)

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