BREXIT & UK Politics

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Sympathy for the Devil - Gordon Coldwell
Tory Am-Dram Production - Gordon Coldwell

Sympathy for the Devil

Tory Am-Dram Production

BREXIT with Pals - Gordon Coldwell
That's the way to do it... - Gordon Coldwell

BREXIT with Pals

The composition is based on Caravaggio's painting, Supper at Emmaus. Seated from left to right Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative MP and BREXIT supporter, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May (sitting where Christ is placed in the original Caravaggio work) and Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party. Standing, is Nigel Farage, former UKIP Leader and a prominent BREXITEER.

On the wall, to the right of the group is another work of mine called the Empty Chair. The figure holding the X crossed paper references the UK Referendum in 2016 and harks back to a painting by Jacques-Louis David of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat, The Death of Marat. 

The elephant walking inside a church references BREXIT as a topic being a subject to be discussed i.e the elephant in the Room

That's the way to do it...

Psycho Remake (BREXIT) - Gordon Coldwell
The Magnificent Eleven - Gordon Coldwell

Psycho Remake (BREXIT) 

The Magnificent Eleven

The Afterlife - Friends ReUnited - Gordon Coldwell
Sactrificial Lamb Post-mortem - Gordon Coldwell

The Afterlife - Friends ReUnited

Sacrificial Lamb - BREXIT Post-mortem

Jacob Rees-Mogg in The Shining - Gordon Coldwell
WrongFellas - Gordon Coldwell
Michael Gove in The Shining - Gordon Coldwell

Jacob Rees-Mogg in the Shining


Michael Gove in the Shining

Maggie-May-Medusa - Gordon Coldwell


Thanks to Caravaggio for Medusa's snakes. Margaret Thatcher and Teresa May are, to date, the only 2 female Prime Ministers in UK history. Odd how they neatly combine to make a new, snarling and believable 'Maggie-May' character - looking back, Rod Stewart's classic Maggie May song of 1971 now seems strangely prophetic.

Politicians are often regarded as strange creatures that speak with 'forked tongues'... snakes have forked tongues... Medusa has a head full of snakes. So, my MMM artwork becomes the essence of a 'spitting image' politician.

Theresa May in The Sound of Retirement - Gordon Coldwell

Theresa May in The Sound of Retirement

The ERG & Questions About the Backstop - Gordon Coldwell
On the Brink - BREXIT Stigmata - Gordon Coldwell

The ERG & Questions About the Back-stop

On the Brink - BREXIT Stigmata

Hi Ho, Here We Go - Gordon Coldwell
Hi Ho... Here We Go Again - Gordon Coldwell

Hi Ho... Here We Go

Hi Ho... Here We Go Again

Should we stay or Should we go now... Gordon Coldwell

Should we stay OR Should we go now...

Bacchus Inside & Outside - Gordon Coldwell
Bori's Mad Dog BREXIT Biscuits - Gordon Coldwell

Bacchus - Inside & Outside

Boris' Mad Dog BREXIT Biscuits

BREXIT - The Empty Chair - Gordon Coldwell

BREXIT - The Empty Chair

Chuka Sees the Light - Gordon Coldwell

Chuka Sees the Light

The Artisan - Gordon Coldwell
Tory Blue Boy - Gordon Coldwell

The Artisan

Tory Blue Boy

Mogg Biscuits - Gordon Coldwell
Mogg Food - Gordon Coldwell

Mogg Biscuits

Mogg Food

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