Giger's Mordor VI referenced in elements
of Gleeson's Cape Carnivoral


leading from
James Gleeson 
and

Giger's Mordor VI and James Gleeson's Cape Carnivoral 1985


a) Connecting Cape Carnivoral with Giger's Mordor VI
On 10th of April 2015, painter Leo Plaw posted a link to a Facebook page Fantastic Art in the same thread dealing with Gleeson's "The Sower" with  more photos of paintings by James Gleeson, and I suddenly came to a painting Cave Carnivoral and suddenly something rang with my mind, it shared shapes and forms with Giger's work and then I suddenly realised that it was Mordor IV because of the row of teet cups from Giger's painting and this contained a similar row of shapes, connected to a similar semi-phallic form.

 
Giger's Mordor VII
James Gleeson's Cape Carnivoral 1985


b) Points of comparison
In Giger's painting, the teet cups are connected to the body of a biomechanoid creature which is derived from the idea of a mythological bishop-fish opened up like a pipe with a strange almost sausage like phallic form snaking along and entering a hole, and Gleeson's painting has a similar phallic form in that part. Giger was inspired by the row of kittens suckling from a long necked feline from a Kubin illustration. Making the connection enabled me to say that the rest was there although included by Gleeson without it having to precisely match up with Giger's work, notably a phallic shape, limbs and the buttocks

Points of comparison

row of teet cups and similar forms in Gleeson's painting

hands of bishop-fish in Giger's painting and similar but abstract angular and curved forms in Gleeson's painting

Buttocks like form in Giger's painting and similar but divided version in Gleeson's painting

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