Martin Maloney

Rave (After Poussin's Triumph of Pan)

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Rave (After Poussin's Triumph of Pan)
Martin Maloney
Rave (After Poussin's Triumph of Pan)
1997
Oil on canvas
244 x 457 cm

Rave is a contemporary version of the seventeenth-century painting, borrowing both subject and composition. Transforming the master’s racy orgy scene (women, men, goats going for it under the hypnotic influence of horn music – painted with the very epitome of tasteful credential), Martin Maloney’s vision of a wild club night of Y-fronted-pantied dancers, and casual snogging seems positively tame. His intentional casual painting style transforms classic mythological high art into a tangible, intimately concerning scene for today .


     
 


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