The painting proposes four parts of a menu. Right above the furrow court is a Carpaccio, in 1950 arise in Venice through cook Ciprini and named to the Italian artist Carpaccio that on that moment had an exhibition in that city. Right below is portrayed the sub court. This cow sees the mirror image of a cloud in the water. Only he thinks of delicious food and swallows delightfully of the potato puree. Right in the middle is the entrée, a Donald Russell steak of the Hereford Cow from Scotland. The head lies next to the plate. The eyes are larger than the stomach. From the plate, the spoons, the knife and fork arise. At the top the dessert is painted. The pudding with cherry is devoured by these cows. They eat until they die. Left above we see the bagpipe from Scotland in a window patron.
- Title: The Four Stomachs of Love
- Artist: Dejo, Jaf’r, Fihi, Roq
- Year: 2005
- Technique: Acrylic
- Material: Canvas
- Size: 60 x 60 cm
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Toyism paintings are nothing if not bizarre but recognizable imageries drawn from reality, the surreal, and fantasy. The intense play of lines, shapes, dots and colors is intended to help open the viewer’s mind. And to critical thinking about the human condition in the present day world. Toyism is figurative, contemporary and based on a story. These stories can cover all kinds of subjects, from happy to critical or serious subjects. Toyism paintings are very labour intensive. Every painting consist of several layers of paint. Making the colours bright and vibrant and able to withstand the test of time.
Paintings are created by a mixed group of professional artists from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds and working in various disciplines. Yet all artists have a like-minded view of how to experience this art and inspire each other. No matter their own backgrounds or beliefs, everyone can express themselves in this style without losing their own value or feeling. Therefore every toyist can influence and enrich the style. Hence toyists tell their own story and depict it.