The Art Gallery

A collection of brief stories inspired by works of art.

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Red on Maroon

Abstract art in a struggle against grief
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A Fat Nude

A man sees a painting ... and has a serious shock
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A Bar at the Folies Fulham

A work of art, a barmaid, a misfortune
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St John the Baptist

Caravaggio kept painting the saint as a naked boy. Then someone came to kill him.

Redefining the Face

An artist pushes his model too far
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Goya's Dog

What's the most disturbing? A series of human horrors or a doomed dog?
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Vincent's Crows

Van Gogh's Crows in a Wheatfield wreaks havoc in a man's mind
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Nighthawks

Ever wondered what's going on in that Edward Hopper painting?
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Beneath the Water Lilies

As Claude Monet paints yet another view of water lilies, his mind takes a dark turn about what lies below the surface of the pond
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Sea Monster (part 1/2)

A young man, war at sea, and Turner's malevolent vision.
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Sea Monster (part 2/2)

A young man, war at sea, and Turner's malevolent vision.
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Colour Between the Folds

All I wanted to do was stare at white, until I encountered the curtain, the projector and the mimes
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Indian Church

A hunted man finds an unexpected source of sanctuary deep in the forest
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The Straw Man (part 1/2)

A young boy is distressed by what his father does to a scarecrow
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The Straw Man (part 2/2)

A young boy is distressed by what his father does to a scarecrow
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Elephant Dung

Love turns sour as two people stare at a painting that uses more than paint. (Inspired by Chris Ofili)
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Resurrection

A short story inspired by the Stanley Spencer painting.