|"Les Agents Provocateur" 54" x 40" Oil on Canvas
This work is Lowe’s response to a nineteenth century
Fuseli drawing Girl Combing Her Hair, Watched by a
Young Man, c.1810-20. Lowe exaggerates the
voyeuristic tension within this original work by adding
more figures and staging a much more titillating scene.
The young girl combing her hair is replaced with two
other figres from a different Fuseli drawing, Two
Lesbians Looking into a Mirror, c.1810-20. Another
agent has been added, a fleshed-out male figure in red
period clothing from Antoine Watteau’s Gilles and Four
|Other Characters, c.1719. Lowe has juxtaposed the foreground figures to frame
the narrative, having been careful not to eclipse the unfurling erotic scene.