a) On 23rd April 2017, looking through the Radio Times Collector's site on Facebook Giger's The Saxophonist (1986) (work 585) references editorial illustration by Arthur Robins from the Radio Times from 23-29th April 1983 for the Eurovision Song Contest
|editorial illustration by
Arthur Robins from the Radio Times |
from 23-29th April 1983 for the Eurovision Song Contest.
(source: Radio Times Collectors on www.facebook.com)
b) The illustration of four singers two men and two women together on the stage combine into a single mysterious multi limbed configuration with the two women's behinds' touching, as the member of the judging panel pushes the buttons.
|Giger's The Saxophonist (1986) (work 585)|
c) In Giger's "The Saxophonist", another painting where it's not easy to describe exactly what is supposed to be what.
Perhaps a male humanoid with a bulging forehead appears to hold a female by her legs which have saxophone keys on them, while her head is off the edge of the painting.
The lower part of her legs extend into stick like legs that bend as if they have an extra pair of knees going the wrong way, or are they ankles for some sort of stick like legs.
The bell of the saxophone perhaps becomes the upper part of another leg, above which are three swollen baby like heads
d) The four heads from the illustration become four heads in the painting
e) The tambourine's jingle-jangles becomes the shoulder and becomes a catalyst for the patterns of ribbing.
f) The bent knees of the saxophonist may well be just as much the seated man's as they are the limbs of the singers