Ashes, Ashes, We all fall...

This painting was first included in Word/Image Gallery because it deals with the futility of man's words in an endless merry-go-round of politically correct double talk. Matisse's dancers that represent his Joi d' Vie surround Leonardo Da Vinci's Renaissance man--the measure of all things. The circle of words say, "We have come full circle from the Berckley Free Speech Movement of the 60s, the political statemant made my Chairman Mao that ideas are either politically correct or incorrect, reality censors cannot tolorate any expression which does not conform to their own belief system."

The title is taken from the children's nursery rhyme "Ashes, ashes, we all fall down," a very old rhyme referencing the Black Death that swept Europe in the mid-fourteeth century. 


48" x 48"

Medium mixed media
Price 4000

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