Oscar’s Pink Kisses

29 Aug

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While we were at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris last week, Husb and I visited Oscar Wilde’s grave. It’s very different from the typical ‘little houses’ marking other graves. It was made by Jacob Epstein, inspired by Assyrian carvings, and it’s nudity attracted a lot of controvery, culminating in the testicles being smashed off in the early 1960’s.  Poor thing! There’s a protective glass barrier around it now. A tradition has grown up of planting a pink lipstick kiss on the monument and there were several fresh kisses; some agile visitor had planted one on the statue’s lips.

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Drawn with a Faber Castell Pitt pen, size S and watercolour into my A5 clothbound sketchbook, prepared with ripped brown wrapping paper stuck in with a Pritt stick.

5 Responses to “Oscar’s Pink Kisses”

  1. Sonja Benskin Mesher August 30, 2013 at 07:47 #

    sweet *

    • Rosie Scribblah August 30, 2013 at 16:28 #

      Isn’t it adorable 🙂

      • Sonja Benskin Mesher August 31, 2013 at 06:03 #

        yes, very x

  2. Marian Littlejohn August 29, 2013 at 21:28 #

    Love your page set up description. Great sketches.

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