John Slavin

Portfolio: 1. New Work March-June 2020

Lockdown Paintings of Myth and Wonder tale
Belisarius Begging for Alms

Belisarius Begging for Alms

Homage to Belisarius Begging for Alms, the painting by Jacques Louis David, 1781. A portrait of humanity during the coronavirus 2019 when beggars disappeared from Edinburgh streets. The soul of the painter is in solution and painting is a seance, where the spirit is alive and the dead can be seen in an 'otherworld'.

Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 60cm
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside