Michael Allen Lowe
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the artist
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"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,
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.  
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