© Peter Robinson 2020
Played around with this one enough. It’s a painting now. Pure and simple. Modern art. Three images. 1. The oil painting itself. Quickly painted mostly just to cover up the earlier piece which I wasn’t happy with: this one, even though it lacks polish, is much more a work of art, in the modern Western tradition. 2. Cropped down to the face, a configuration that is basic to human understanding. 3. This one is the face modified with a software program.
The original painting was 100 x 100cm but the stretcher (Winsor & Newton rubbish) was broken so I restretched the canvas on 36 x 36″ stretchers and very quickly dashed paint over it to get going (not knowing where of course!)
This and other similar faces (especially Japanese ones) seems to have a great deal of hegemonic power and influence in our modern world. Something I find very interesting…