Celia Paul, Painter and Model: "This is actually a direct reference to Lucian’s painting of me painting a naked man. In Lucian’s Painter and Model I’ve got my bare foot standing on an oozing paint tube, and in this painting of mine, with the same title, there are scattered paint tubes near my bare feet. But I’m also sitting in this painting, so it also refers to me sitting in a passive pose as model, but I’m also the painter because it’s a self-portrait. So it’s a slight reference to women’s position in portraiture as being, usually, models. But here I am in the more powerful position as the painter as well."