(Rephotographed in daylight July 1)
Oil on canvas, 18 x 18″, June 30 2020
Another experimental piece. This style of painting is very traditional in a curious sort of way. It’s modern, it oozes Picasso, for example, yes, it is Modernist, bang up to date, and yet it’s also old, as old as Manet, and also very much older, as in Velasquez.
I had thought about titling this piece “Kiss my a**e artworld” but no I think Eros unbound, Eros freed, (allusions to Prometheus there,) is somehow more appropriate.
Here, on this page, it looks like a few more or less coloured abstract shapes but in the real world and looking at the actual painting from a distance of say 5 or 6 yards what was abstract acquires a certain photographic verisimilitude. But then perhaps paintings were always meant to be looked at from a distance.