Wednesday, 9 September 2009

289: Gorey Goes Gay 4

from “The Gilded Bat” by Edward Gorey, 1966

A Goreyesque tale of one girl’s career in the world of a ballet, a take on “The Red Shoes”. Here’s one of the scenes of social success. Nothing gay here, surely. Except, except... For all the pleasantly turned out young men making up the scene, none of them seem to be paying much attention to the ballerina in her finery. Gorey was a good enough artist that he could make it evident as to where his figure were looking, and nobody’s eye’s are on the ballerina here. Those of you who know anything about the ballet impresario Diaghilev might have an explanation as to what may be going on in this picture of sophisticated socialising.

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