Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cephalothoracopagus Monosymmetros



Here is a miniature portrait of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter done as a composite from two different sources, but since they were both portraits by other artists, it makes me feel this piece lacks a certain legitimacy. Fans of Dr.Mütter and his museum probably wouldn't care. I suppose it's a serviceable little likeness.






Finishing up our conjoined friends. What a neat specimen.

7 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Love the portrait, but 'conjoined friends' is reeeeeeeeeeeally special. I find it disturbing and funny all at once.

Kass said...

Wonderful portrait of the good doctor. I'm sure he would appreciate your painting of the conjoined twins. Have you told us how old they were when they died? I'm assuming those bones are children's.

Gucci Mama said...

Incredible! Very, very lovely.

Mumsy said...

Your paintings are just wonderful, with so much details to see..

Tina said...

The portrait is wonderful. I'm left wondering what he's pondering. And I'm with Kass, do we know how long they lived?

Jo said...

love the conjoined friends painting ...you bring some beauty to them ... and the portrait ... wonderful!!! how tiny is it?

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

"serviceable little likeness" love that phrasing!

The conjoined piece is truly original in every sense--I can't say I've ever seen anything like it.

And your new profile pic is great--I love it!!