Prints. Pencil sketches. Watercolors. Silverpoint. Chalks & Charcoal. Ballpoint pen. Ink washes.
Politically incorrect. Classical. Silly. Funny. Scatological. Fanciful. Ithyphallic. Erotic. Homoerotic.
You'll find it here. Oh, the favors and flavors of Bill Girard!
Study for (or after) Pandora (See Mythic Visions > Pandora). Artist's inscription with hieroglyphic annotations. Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940 - 2011.
Cover art (MUSEA, A Poetry Prose Project) Center for Creative Studies, 1981. Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011
Fairies on the Egg. Watercolor/Gouache. 6" x 7" Signed. Dated: 73. Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940 - 2011.
"DORIAN GRAY" SUITE. Image #1. At the gallery perhaps? A haunting satire on "modern art" based on the famous novel, by Oscar Wilde. Pen and ink. 4.5" x 3" Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940 - 2011
The Judgement of Paris
Pencil sketch on paper. 10.7” x 8.3"
Of the many versions I've seen, this is the funniest. And this was a favorite theme of male-gendered artists from the late Renaissance and for centuries thereafter. Flesh!
Paris of Troy, a shepherd, must choose the loveliest of three goddesses from Mt. Olympus, competing for a golden apple addressed to "the fairest" (by the goddess of discord, Eris.) Poor guy! Includes hieroglyphics in upper-left corner. Not yet translated.
Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard 1940 - 2011 Royal Oak, MI
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