Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.
The snow would be waist high and the temperature freezing or below. Lou would be Eskimo-like…
I know its an absurd statement to say – “Masterpiece” or “Greatest Painting Ever Made”. It’s obscene, and not in a good way, I admit this.
How did I manage to get to the great museum on the parkway, perched like a castle above the two rivers?
How else to paint but to concentrate mercilessly on the singularity of high end realistic focus and finish… rendered to an almighty faultless Metaphysical T.
This is an instructive demonstration of using the right shapes and shadows to conjure story and character to visualize the contents of psyche and soul.
Over and over again, the sky changed: until it was brand new. Or I was.
Picasso said of Cezanne: “He is the father of us all.” In this essay I want to take the “us” expansively.
The blade may be in front of the self-portrait of the axe man… but it serves to slice the man into numerous pieces.
In his mature works the portraits are literally portraits of the walking dead.