Agent of Chaos – The Joker
Agent of Chaos.
Hi since my cancer operation ,i have done no paintings as i was in recovery, but i have found some solace in my art and this is my artistic retention of Heath Ledgers The Joker from the film “Batman – The Dark Knight” and entitled “Agent of Chaos”. I never normally don’t go back and duplicate a painting but i felt i never done Heath Ledger The Joker character .I watched the movie again just to see his intense performance, that got me in the mindset to improve on my previous painting. I feel Heath was the best version of the character and yes i know joaquin phoenix “The Joker” was given a great review but i believe his was more a study of a man descending into madness. Heaths was more menacing and quite fighting performance. I used acrylics and painted resin on the jokers face to give the colours a more vivid and makes the colour pop! Please see below a review of his performance: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stranger.” So says The Joker as he crashes onto the scene, quite literally, in the opening minutes of Batman caper The Dark Knight. ‘Strange’ is both his armour and his weapon, drawing in the morbidly curious with his garish makeup and anguished eyes, inviting them to speculate on the nature of his demons. And then, the punch-line… Of course the allure of The Joker is only heightened by dubious virtue of being Heath Ledger’s final completed role before his untimely and somewhat mysterious demise. Make no mistake, this film belongs to him. and thank you for looking, Edwin.
Dimensions: Height: 20″ ( 50cm) x Width:30″ (70cm) x Depth: 2″ (5cm)