My “I’m relieved to have an ipod” Friday 10
1 – A Real Indication – ThoughtGang & Angelo Badalamenti
2 – Ighigenie en Tauride: Ballet, Scene 5, Choeur – “Il Nous Fallait du Sang”
3 – Goldberg Variations – Variation XVI – Glenn Gould
4 – Hips don’t Lie – Shakira
5 – Two Receivers – Klaxons
6 – The Look of Love – Isaac Hayes
7 – To be Loved – Basscut
8 – Available – Moving Units
9 – El Colmo – Babasonicos
10 – Days of Wine & Roses – Cassandra Wilson
As you can see, my ipod was concerned about love,hips not lying and Glenn Gould. It got perverse with the last song, I think.
I discovered Terry Rodger’s paintings through other bloggers. A small example of his work is shown above. This insert is from a painting featured in “The Apotheosis of Pleasure” a collection of Rodgers’ work.
Rodgers uses the medium of oil paints on linen. They remind me, in a strange fashion, of those silly velvet clowns. Rodgers’ paintings have that same bright, happy, over saturated color. The subjects of the work are upper middle class people intent on luxuriating in parties, mostly for swingers. The strangeness inside the scenes is that no one is actually interested in anyone else. Women lounge about in lingerie with bored facial expressions. The men avoid looking at the women. In essence, the parties are akin to riding rush hour trains in which everyone is determined to remain separate. Everyone is seeking a minimum of personal space in an over crowded atmosphere. In that instant, those beautiful people in Rodger’s paintings become idealized versions of ourselves. They are what we wish to be, cool, calm, collected, rich, pretty, and comfortable. Rodgers world is a world in which there are no needy people bothering others with their weak desires for love or friendship. It is a world of beautiful sociopaths.
Below is a link to Rodgers website, examples of his work and critiques.
The Apothoesis of Pleasure