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

Virus. Covid-19. Lockdown. Art.
Alfresco Empire.
(after Degas).
Gleason. 2020.
mixed media on paper.
56.0 x 75.5cm.


I have always liked Degas's Absinthe Drinkers, his was an interior so I have changed my version to outside in the Empire's walled garden Belfast. Today after veiwing Rembrant's six great etching at the Ulster Museum, I had a quiet pint at the Empire Belfast, cold but lovely light outside, staff as always careful and courteous, well run. I prefer to be outside if I have a drink, as I can maintain social distancing, wearing my mask if I have to enter the building. Sadly these are not normal times so it is worth staying safe.