Artwork Title: Mermaid - Artist Name: David Inshaw


David Inshaw, 1998

... there is no getting away from the sexual component in Inshaw's work. He shares his hero Stanley Spencer's empathetic but unblinking curiosity, focusing again and again on the contours of the female nude, whatever position his subjects assume. His women are no allegorical figments, but closely observed flesh and blood. His Mermaid is nine tenths maid, one tenth mer, her fins like gorgeous flares, delightful but impractical fashion accessories rather than a practical means of propulsion.
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