One of the Stations of the Dead (1933) ; GREAT WORKS ++ Wyndham Lewis Aberdeen Art Gallery
Lubbock, Tom, The Independent (London, England)
The cartoon shows a painting on an easel, and the painting shows a kind of critter, whose body is made of looping, tubular forms, and whose head - a transparent, fish-like oval - hovers in the air next to it. We're clearly meant to recognise this creation as a work of modern art, vaguely the school of Miro or Picasso. But the canvas is labelled "Self-portrait". And in front of it, wielding brush and palette, stands the artist - who is, of course, a critter absolutely identical to the one in the painting.
This cartoon, by "Hayland", appeared in Lilliput magazine in 1943. It's quite funny, mainly because the critter has an amusingly eager and determined expression. But if …
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Publication information: Article title: One of the Stations of the Dead (1933) ; GREAT WORKS ++ Wyndham Lewis Aberdeen Art Gallery. Contributors: Lubbock, Tom - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 27, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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