Put on my red light
Photo by Arne Beck
“What is art? Prostitution.” – Charles Baudelaire
A painting inspired by the history of Bergen´s red-light scene which was rampant during 1500 – late 1800.
More about this fascinating subject can be found out by visiting the Museum and infamous Vestindiana Bordello which is located on Nøstegaten.
Coincidentally I could watch the Bordello from our artist studio whilst painting my fallen woman.
However as we fast forward to now, it does raise the question, what of our deepest private selves are we selling off today? … and at what cost?