Visiting an art gallery and enjoying it

For a change I’m writing a little about something other than Sardax art, and an experience practically all of you art-lovers will have done at one time or other- visiting an art gallery.

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If you have been to the Louvre in Paris you may well have witnessed this scene – the great crush to view THAT painting. Are you one of those who have felt a sense of dread at a plan to visit a famous art gallery? You are not alone!

You’ll find it a bit odd but I actually dislike art galleries; some modern ones I won’t even enter but that’s another post. I’ve tried to work out why this is as I’ll happily read books on art or watch a TV documentary but the experience of being in a gallery just overwhelms me. Thankfully a book will only show you a page at a time and leave it for you to decide when you have finished one painting and wish to move on. Similarly a documentary on an artist will at least pause for a while on one work of art before progressing to others.
But a gallery will throw any number of artworks at you at once and your attention is drawn from one to another no matter how long you wish to stay on one that has caught your interest. Moreover there is the certain feeling that unless you have seen every work you will be missing out.

So I now stick to a rule. You might like to try it next time you are taken to a gallery, but be prepared for anyone accompanying you to storm off in protest.

Decide to look at only three paintings on your visit and concentrate on them. At least 10 minutes on each. Take in the work as the artist who made it concentrated on it, and try not to be drawn to others around it. Never mind the crowds that move in front of you – they will pass soon enough. It doesn’t matter that you will be missing out on many others – there will always be art you did not see anyhow.
Flitting from one painting to another for a glance of a second or two will not make any impression other than a sense of bleary-eyed visual indigestion, irritability and a determination never to go there again. But you will leave you with a sense of great satisfaction, and each of those three paintings will be memorable to you. You will be able to comment on them intelligently over coffee with your irritable partner. Try not to sound too smug about it though.

By the way for obvious reasons this strategy will not work with the Mona Lisa.. just take a selfie and forget it!

 

 

Portrait of Mistress Shauna Ryanne

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Christmas portrait of Mistress Shauna Ryanne of Las Vegas commissioned by two of her devoted admirers. Although they were in distant parts of the world from each other they collaborated on funding the portrait.
From that circumstance the theme of Mistress Ryanne’s power crossing the globe developed,  with her standing holding a chain linking them to her. Unusually this is also a back view, but no less attractive for that.
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A4 Pen drawing with coloured pencil effect.

Learn more about Sardax portraiture and commissioning  here

Please remember if you are commissioning for a birthday to leave a few months as there is usually a waiting list for commissioned artwork.

Mistress Ezada with the single tail whip

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The latest Christmas portrait of Mistress Ezada

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A Christmas present from her “slave in training”  (sit) who fittingly acts as her seat. See his blog

The portrait was inspired by Mistress Ezada’s trip to Costa Rica and her love of the single tail whip.

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Mistress Ezada unveils her new portrait in front of the commissioner connected by Skype. She has surrounded herself with three previous portraits.

 

 

Learn more about Sardax portraiture here

Please note there is usually a period of a few months until a portrait can be started.

Human Furniture- Entire Movie-Out Now!

A wonderful set – see more of Madame Catarina in
https://sardaxart.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/the-gag-shop-re-enactment/

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This amazing movie in its entirety is now available to download from C4S

In this movie Madame Catarina has decided to have a relaxing afternoon in her saloon and decides to rearrange some of the furniture to make herself comfortable. But this is Madame Catarina and of course the furniture is human furniture!

Dressed in stunning high heel boots, stockings and leather Madame Catarina leads her hooded slave into the saloon and begins to prepare him for use as a human table. He needs to be totally immovable if he is going to serve as a table so Madame Catarina straps him to a chair very tightly, continuingly testing to see if he can move by mercilessly torturing his nipples, cock and balls. When he is secured to her satisfaction and has been fitted with an ashtray gag Madame Catarina uses the slave as a table as she drinks her…

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