|Thomas Woodruff Tiger Variation, Choleric, 2010-2011|
|Thomas Woodruff Still Life Variation, Sanguinic, 2009-2010|
|Thomas Woodruff Still Life Variation Melancholi 2009-2010|
|Thomas Woodruff Landscape Variation Phlegmatic 2010-2011|
|Thomas Woodruff The Dolphin Variation 2011|
The Four Temperament Variations by Thomas Woodruff is currently on view at PPOW, a contemporary art gallery that never fails to deliver excellent shows.The Four Temperament Variations is inspired by humorism and/or "the four temperaments" an ancient and now discredited belief/theory that if the human body has certain excess/imbalanced and/or deficiency of fluids (blood, black bile, yellow bile and phlegm) will effect a persons personality/behavior and/or "humor." This theory was indeed wildly believed and many remedies were concocted to "cure" the humors. Thomas Woodruff's beautiful and magical enchanted world doesn't fail to impress me; one beautiful work of art after the other is like eye candy to me. I can never get tired of spotting all of his beautiful details and bizarre imaginary creatures. The show is closing soon, this ones worth a trip to the city. The Four Temperament Variations ends February 4th. - Madame J.
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