Temperance

I have been searching for the right models to act as the companions of the maiden in the Temperance painting. This has been harder than I thought, because although I want to show greed, it’s not easy to explain to a model who isn’t getting paid for their services that you want pictures of them stuffing their face with food, or gloating over money. So I’ve been shooting candid pictures with a zoom lens in the food court of the mall, then altering the features a little. Here’s the first of the figures at the feet of Temperance.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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