L’Après Midi D’un Faune 2004


L’Après Midi D’un Faune

Catalogue raisonné no. 668

Artist's CR 609



Oil on canvas

32 x 36 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

The graceful figure smeared in excrement, standing in a balletic pose in front of the gaoler with a truncheon, struck me as being so surreal and bizarre that I must be mistaken. No one could have gone to all that trouble. The image must represent something else.
Eventually I realised that it was in fact a scene from a rehearsal of a new production of the Nijinsky L’Après Midi d’un Faune. Evidently they intended putting it on to entertain the other prisoners.

Gerald Laing, 'Artist's Notes on War Paintings', unpublished manuscript, 2004