The Paranoid Schizophrenia Of Richard Dadd by Mark Sheeky

G427A The Paranoid Schizophrenia Of Richard Dadd
Oil on panel in cabinet of wood, clay and gilded brass.
Jul to Aug 2012, Size 400x400 mm

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About this painting
This ambitious work was created in eight intense weeks along with a custom display cabinet in the summer of 2012. It depicts Richard Dadd, a Victorian painter of fairy pictures who spent much of his life incarcerated in an asylum due to his insanity, following his murder of his father.

This painting pays homage to Dadd's most famous work, The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke.

The right half of the painting shows heaven and the left half hell. A knife is raised in the centre but the female target is obscure, and has a bird's head. Curious blue skinned creatures peer from hidden corners. An elephant appears to hold the blade.

In the middle, beneath a tree we see Mr. Dadd. The painting contains lots of elements to discover.

Technical details
The cabinet is made from wood with cut brass, acrylic plastic smoked windows and gold clay trees on the doors that mimic the bars of a prison cell. The brass was cut to mimic elements within the painting.

The Paranoid Schizophrenia Of Richard Dadd
Price: £4870.00
Original for sale. Email sales@marksheeky.com to enquire.

Limited Edition Giclée Reproduction (Limited To 100)
Price: £125.00
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