The Gay Ones
The Gay Ones
The composition contains caricatures of four figures in movement against a spattered background. The figure in the center dominates the composition with dancing legs, one on point, the other kicked up, and arms extended out on either side of this female-looking figure. She’s attired in what appears to be a fluffy tutu. She has a oversized round head with an open mouth and wide eyes presenting a look of surprise. To the right is another female looking figure with one extended arm upwards and another arm turned down and handless. This figure wears a fluffy tutu-like skirt too. Two claw-like images substitute for the legs and feet. To the left of the central figure are two other figures; a short dark figure with wide open eyes, an open mouth exposing teeth, ears that stick out from the head and wildly distorted body and arms & hands. The final figure has a head of a feline, two truncated arms without hands and again, a fluffy tutu-like skirt. The legs come to a point with no feet.
Dehn drawer 19
Gift of Mrs. Virginia Dehn
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14 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches
Dehn, Adolf (1895-1968), “The Gay Ones,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed February 27, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3339.
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