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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Madonna Gastropoda –2022 – oil on canvas – 28" x 22" x 1.5" (71.12cm x 55.88cm x 3.81cm)
In this transformation of the iconic religious painting, a snail-like Madonna holds a cheese grater as its gift to stomach-footed invertebrates of the world. Swirls of blue suggest flowing raiments while planet-like orbs circle the background sky, all challenging the viewer to reconsider the viability of non-trinitarian belief systems. A delightful painting for the modern agnostic, this work would fare well in a McModern home at the top of a stairwell that leads to nowhere in particular.