April, 2016 Archive

Lost & Found: Picnic 2

Picnic 2, oil on gesso panel, 40″ x 30″

Lost & Found: Picnic

 

 

 

Picnic, 2015, oil on gesso panel, 24″ x 18″, private collection

The story behind the painting: 

My name is Lars de Montesquieu. You must have heard about my father, Baron de Montesquieu. My mother is still alive and well but she is not quite human. I love to travel. I travel in an old-fashioned way by train, boat or by car and I love to use my talents for slipping into parallel worlds and different realities. I believe that peculiarities of my genetics and upbringing provide me with unique means to finding keys to personal happiness. My twelve-volume treatise “Happiness is Easy” is going into its second printing but it has yet to be translated into Human language.

Allois & Jorge

 

 

 

 

Lost & Found: Picnic 3

Picnic 3, 2016, oil on canvas, 8″ x 8″, framed, private collection

Picnic 3.  I always introduce myself by my full name: Lars, Baron de Montesquieu. I am with my dear friend Philip, today he took the form of a beautiful Monarch butterfly. I think that “Monarch” is much more appropriate description of his status and personality. For the occasion Philip wants lo look even more beautiful than he actually is, this afternoon we will be having a picnic in Bois de Boulogne with our friends Edouard, Auguste and incomparable Berthe. As always, Philip will be the center of attention, he also wants to push Edouard into painting his portrait. Philip never asks his friends of anything, but we all know that his wishes must be granted, the alternative is just too unpleasant! Of course, it is up to Edouard to decide whether to paint Philip as a butterfly or as his handsome self.

Allois & Jorge

About the Artist

Allois is an American painter and illustrator, best known for the striking and bizarre images of Aliens in her surrealist work. She illustrated collectible edition of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER/USHER II," published by Gauntlet Press in 2010.

       

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