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”.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Blindfold
  • date created:
    1965
  • materials:
    Oil on board
  • measurements:
    80.00 x 95.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2013
  • accession number:
    GMA 5384
  • gallery:
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Pat Douthwaite

Pat Douthwaite