Art Works > The Virus Dance. Covid-19. Gleason. 2020. (Supported by ACNI and the Artist's Siap Emergency Grant).

Virus. Covid-19. Lockdown. Art.
Spanish Irish Lament.
(dedicated to Picasso).
Gleason.
mixed media on paper.
75.5 x 56.0cm.

This image was a response to the loss of life to the virus in Spain and Ireland (North & South). I would also like it to stand for the loss life of everywhere to Covid-19. Picasso's work from 1930's to 1945 has been a touchstone for much of this series of mine. The period 1940-45 when he witnessed worldwide disastrous events and was under strict confinement. Like Picasso did with Manet, Delacroix and Velazquez I have made free interpretations of his work of that period in many cases far removed from the orginal source. But felt he was at my shoulder throughout.