Gazing at the gaze…
Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase…
Françoise Nielly Les Diaboliques…
Sergio Davanzo’s Pittore ~ Sonnet 18…
Arne Quinze The Sequence Brussels…
Marco Perego’s Talk Is Cheap...
Kehinde Wiley Officer of the Hussars…
Kal Gajoum Piccadilly Traffic…
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water House…
Domingo Zapata’s 11 Minutes Exhibit…
Picasso’s Les-Demoiselles d’Avignon…
Kent Bellows Gluttony Self-Portrait…
Gentileschi Bourgeois O’Keefe…
What was she thinking?
To see her muse
To be her muse
It is not enough to gaze at the gaze
How did he feel?
What did she say?
I cannot simply be a spectator in a cheap seat
or, a participant on a glancing spree
I imagine her backing away
Viola! A masterpiece!
A glass of wine
A bottle of wine
A bird in the fist
Sex on Fragonard’s swing
with fiddles and strings,
and Citizen Cope,
Sublimated and subliminal guilt
Sin and complicated insanity
Let yourself out!
I have a canvas to make,
a gaze to paint
Red red red.
Copyright 2014 by E Maria Shelton Speller. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Brianna Perry’s Marilyn Monroe