Portrait No. 3.

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Oil on canvas

© 2005 Li Dafang.

Provenance: Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland.

Sadly, I couldn’t find the dimensions of this exquisite gem anywhere on all that is Google…  I oftentimes reflect on how bedazzled Merlin would be, had he lived, to be in the age of eBooks, Google et al… scholar soul to the core as he was/is.  Naturally, as he read multiple books daily, I am sure he would have owned a Nook, Kindle, KOBO, of course, and others.

Then again, I do believe that he would also want to have the tactile bond that actual books represent: the smell, the weight – the way he would slightly squint when getting ready to lick index finger to turn the page.  There is a certain ritual to having a book in hand.  Too, I remember, even now, how he would peer over the rim of his gold-rimmed spectacles to leer at my seductively writhing body…

I love the artist’s use of light and colour; too, the muse’s cool gaze as it pierces straight through to the soul of the observer… masterful.

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