Maybe it’s because I’m on my way to becoming the internet’s tomb shadow of the year, but this whole MDNA tour is turning into a ball of WTF wrapped in a sequined jacket made of pure BDSM to me. Madonna must have been bathed in a fresh layer of plumped up oxygenated baby skin before they pushed her on stage in Paris the other night, because she looked exactly like a mummified Patsy from Ab Fab.
Madonna was performing her ‘wide open legs’ show at the Olympia club for 3000 members of her fan club, but was booed off stage after charging £200 a head for a concert which lasted only 45 minutes. Err, that was singing for 10 minutes, blithering on about politics for 15 minutes and 20 minutes spent flashing her spandex-covered snatch at the disappointed French audience. (see above)
Whilst I use my keyboard filled with hate to express my feelings about Madonna Californian artist Peter Reynosa uses symbolism to depict what he is trying to convey about her.
Since Madonna believes that she can become one with God (Kabbalah) Reynosa has depicted her in a sexual way by having a male and female intertwined, as seen in this painting below.
This painting is called Madonna and God in Mystical Oneness. Peter says it is his most controversial painting to date. It is a 22 x 28 acrylic painting about mysticism.
“I know Madonna practices Kabbalah so actually, it deals with Kabbalah as I know it is (or can be) a form of mysticism. Mystics believe one must experience God the Divine directly, so I did a painting of Madonna experiencing God directly. I used sexual imagery to convey this. Obviously, this is not a painting about sex yet, I use sex as a symbol to convey the ecstasy of experiencing God directly.
So, it is an image of Madonna having sex with God. Madonna is the black image and God is the white image. I was influenced by Henri Matisse when I painted this painting. And this painting is a great compliment to Madonna. It makes the assumption that she practices mysticism and it is a beautiful thing.
There is no insult to God or Madonna in this painting. Here, sexuality is a symbol for good not evil.”
The painting of the footprint (below) is called The Footprint of Madonna and has an upside down cross that symbolises her blasphemy. The pentagram says she’s evil, and the three dots mean she is holy.
Here’s what Peter told me about this piece of work:
“This painting was influenced by the art work ‘The footprint of Buddha’. In the East, when you draw a footprint and put symbols in it you are saying something about that thing or person. In this case it is Madonna.
The painting is saying through symbols that Madonna is good and evil. The upside down cross stands for her blasphemy. The ankh represents her great life force. The upside down pentagram means she is evil.
The three dots means she is holy. In Christianity and Hinduism three dots can stand for the holy trinity.
The swastika is wishing her well. Swastikas in the East do not mean what they mean in the West. In the East, they mean well being and good luck, especially when they are in a footprint. And so here the swastika is a good thing, not an evil thing.”
What I like about Reynosa’s work is that he paints what he sees. And this is how he sees Madonna as a person, which makes his art work for me because unlike me, Peter doesn’t throw hate at a face that look like a melted Tupperware lid.
See more of Peter Reynosa’s work >> here
Read what the Daily Mail had to say about Madonna’s Paris concert >> here.