Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Scars


"What are you doing?


- Painting."

When Fulci decides, in "A lizard in a woman's skin", to express his own vision of what painting is, unsurprisingly it ties back to his peculiar obsessions.

The brush becomes a knife.
The knife is plunged into red paint.
It is then thrown onto a white canvas.
When it hits the surface it looks like the canvas is wounded: it's bleeding.

What could look like action-painting is in fact the oldest form of body art: scarification.

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