The Infernal Gallop

Artwork details: gouache, 20.7 x 11.7 inches (53 x 30 cm), 2007.

This painting was done for an exhibition whose theme was 'Razzle Dazzle' - to my mind the idea of a line of demons doing the can-can seemed to fit the bill almost exactly. I was aware at the time that the best-known piece of music associated with the can-can is from the operetta 'Orpheus in the Underworld', but what I didn't know until I started looking for a title for this picture was that the title of that actual piece of music is the 'Galop Infernal' - or 'Infernal Gallop', to put it into English (which, considering my French, is probably the best thing). So there you are - a very festive and somewhat lurid painting - yes, it's really that bright in real life.

'The infernal Gallop' - or a line of demons doing the can-can...
The Infernal Gallop - painting in Gouache - whole picture
Close-up of can-caning Demons, painting by Nancy Farmer.
The Infernal Gallop - painting in Gouache - detail

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