Pat Douthwaite

Blindfold

About this artwork

This rather sinister work shows a figure with long, red hair wearing a blindfold, seeimingly being bitten (a chunk of flesh already missing from the figure’s hip) by an unusual and unrecognisable animal. Douthwaite travelled a great deal and her experiences provided a rich source of inspiration. The animal appears to be pregnant or have recently given birth, as it bears udders and teats. Much of Douthwaite’s work is concerned with her experiences especially relating to being a woman, combined with often dark imagery. As Douthwaite stated: “I deal in anger, joy, rage and happiness”.

  • title:
    Blindfold
  • accession number:
    GMA 5384
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  • materials:
    Oil on board
  • date created:
    1965
  • measurements:
    80.00 x 95.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2013
  • copyright:
    © Toby Graham Hogarth / DACS, London 2018.

Pat Douthwaite

Pat Douthwaite