Monday, August 10, 2009

The Third Man #2

Never trust a Baron with a chihuaha. This guy looks like a bad Marx brother who got kicked out for being more creepy than comical. Holly Martins meets the him at the Mozart cafe, where the Baron holds a copy of Holly Martins' immortal opus, "The Oklahoma Kid".

16 comments:

moaromigboyles said...

...and a fur collar. Well he does have good taste in music.

subtorp77 said...

You know, I think you may be right. Zeppo and maybe a bit of Howdy Doody( a wee bit ). Love the coat!

Caio Fernandes said...

i don't know why , but this image of the corridor is very conforting for me . hahahh!!

Celeste Maia said...

Love the Mozart Cafe in the background, and the expression on the Baron's face, whose secret teetered on the dangerous...

Jasmine said...

I love the coat! a very glamorous Russian vibe going on there, adds to the macabre image...

Cheryl said...

Your third man series is wonderful. I don;t know what it is about pen and ink drawings contrasting with the real world. I think it's the suggestion that these creations, real in their own sense, are just as real in the wider world, too. I don't know. I just love them!

Gene said...

Loving the series.

Smiler said...

I enjoy your interpretations of golden oldies, but with my bad memory I feel I should watch them again so I can fully enjoy your commentary. Not a bad idea altogether.

eyetrouble said...

All of these pieces are really wonderful. The film choices are great, too. Remember the scene in the Wiener Riesenrad when Harry Lime is explaining his view of humanity to Holly? So chilling and creepy. Anyhow, your artwork is, as always, very, very excellent.

David Zen-Kennedy said...

This series is great. I love this work.

Son of Incogneato said...

The Marx brothers are one of my roll-models. I once cured a friends deep melenchloy by sitting him down with a couple of six-packs and making him watch Duck Soup with me.
But which one was the 'Creepy' bro? Was it Gummo or Zeppo? You must be talking about Zeppo because, as far as I know, Gummo wasn't in any of the films.

Cheers!
- Son

mum said...

disclosure time: fur collar or not, baron or no baron, chihuahas creep me out (but I liked the creepy Marx Brother). As we say in Latin: C'est comme ça.

Further disclosure: At Café Mozart, the newspapers are aligned horizontally on long wooden rods you carry to your table - they look a bit like pool cues and you'd best know what you're doing when handling them ('tis the embarrassed voice of experience speaking.)

Love your baron and his balletic stance - he looks ready to do a plié.

Cheers, Susan.

ArtSparker said...

Son -

I changed the article from "the" to "a", I meant to refer to a theoretical non-existent Marx Brother.

ArtPropelled said...

Susan, you're very clever. I love the settings you choose for your sketches.

Titus said...

Got to agree with Cheryl here. The contrast between real and drawn is so sharp, but the characters are real. It's disconcerting. In a good way.

notmassproduced said...

i would so love to see all these figures standing together for their encore :o)