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Moria, Eulogy of Folly Artists CV
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MORIA, A EULOGY OF FOLLY a body of work presented for MFA, UCT

         

Judy Woodborne

Judy Woodborne
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Funambulists & Ioculatores (Diptych) (The tight-rope walkers and the Jugglers)
Size: 43 x 91 cm & 47 x 90 cm
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: 1993
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Judy Woodborne
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title:  The Feast
Size: 66 x 95 cm
Medium: Etching and aquatint on copper
Price: R 18 000 Framed; R 15 000 Unframed

             
Judy Woodborne

Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Mere Folly
Size: 42 X 53.5 cm
Medium: Etching
Price: R 15 000 Framed
  The title Mere folly is a pun on the French and English use of the word mere, meaning either “mother” or “absolute” or “sheer”. Often in carnival, lavish theatrical floats paraded the streets, containing actors, players and entire orchestras. Mere folly, or Befana (as she was sometimes known) had jurisdiction over the affairs of her company of Fools, sitting surrounded by actors and orchestra. The bird images are hybrid forms taken from images of bagpipes. Various paraphernalia of the Fool are portrayed, the slapstick, the pebble – dies, nox et omnia, (day, night and the rest of the world) feathers and the text narren (fools) written on a flowing banner. Here, the layering of three drums suggests the Wheel of Fortune. At the top, an ioculatore holds a stick for a jumping fish, reminiscent of the circus dog performing tricks. Other absurd images such as the empty boats - with giraculum as masthead, and the muzzled Fool, relegated to his tiny vessel, circumnavigating without reaching shore, create the carnivalesque.    
             
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Judy Woodborne

Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Paillason 16/30
Size: 15 x 45 cm
Medium: Etching
Price: R 5 250 Framed
 

Judy Woodborne


Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Narrenschiff 29/30
Size: 15 x 45 cm
Medium: Etching
Price: R 5 250 Framed

 

Judy Woodborne

Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: The sot 20/30
Size: 15 x 45 cm
Medium: Etching
Price: R 5 250 Framed

   



     
   
             
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