Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tabaski Greeting from Segou.
I remember in about 1985, the art world was electrified by the discovery of a new Titian painting: The Flaying of Marsyas. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy. Did Titian travel in these climes? The scenes I witnessed in Keita”s yard this morning reminded me of the painting…
Three rams were slaughtered as sacrifices: one for his father, one for his mother and one for Keita himself.
Tabaski is not for the fainthearted, and definitely not for vegetarians….


Blogger David said...

Another amazing photo. Outside the Wallace there's been a sculpture of the flaying of Marsyas which is extremely striking. Credited to Damien Hirst, who's exhibiting there at the moment, but I gather he did none of the hard work on it.

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