Michaud, Yves (1950– )
Wedding might also be
a mariage gâté, a 'spoiled wedding.' It appears to show a
disappointed suitor who's trying to drag the bride off her horse; he's a bit disheveled but has
taken the precaution of rolling up his trousers and removing his shoes
before entering the water. The nerdy groom, on his
white horse, is wondering what he's supposed to do....
The work has a bit of everything one sees in rural Haïti … a woman carrying goods on her head … a cathedral and tiny huts … the all–too–typical scrubby vegetation. The landscape and the waterfall, the children playing in the stream, the lecher playing 'grab ass,' and the many other figures — some interested in, others oblivious to the fracas — combine with superb draftsmanship and exquisite coloring to make this a marvelous painting.