Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Exhibitions and events

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

2016 - 14th November 16


By Volume VI of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman 

Laurence Sterne's exuberant and provocative approach to telling the story of Tristram's life and opinions has reached the point where he surrenders all responsibility and encourages the reader to do all of the work. The page is blank. Sterne wants to stimulate the creation of the most beautiful woman that ever existed and invites the reader :

To conceive this right, "call for pen and ink" here's paper ready to your hand, "Sit down, Sir, paint her to your own mind-as like your mistress as you can -as unlike your wife as your conscience will let you--tis all one to me" please but your own fancy in it.

Continuing the theme of the two previous exhibitions (The Black Page  & Emblem of My Work)
Paint Her to Your Own Mind invites 147 artists / writers / composers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty.

The artists' contributions are anonymous, leaving the visitor to guess which artist created which page.
With each page for sale by auction.

The Paint Her to Your Own Mind auction ended 30 November 2016

Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough Tower - Ground Floor,  TS1 3BA

7 - 24 October 2016

&Model Gallery, 19 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2BH

27 October - 12 November 2016

Wednesday to Saturday 2.30pm - 5.30pm

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