Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"An Undertaking"

12 x 9"

oil on masonite

The painting on the left of the young lady is "The Wrestlers", by George Luks - certainly one of my top-5 favorites in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It is hung in a small, warm room and faces you dead-on when you walk into the space. It's absolutely breathtaking. The painting the young lady is writing about, the portrait before her, is Robert Henri's "The Irish Girl". I had to wonder why she chose the one over the other for her essay, but beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

This painting can be bought directly from me.


Anonymous said...

Maybe she was not looking for beauty but something else entirely. I like the comparison of the wrestlers struggle and her struggle. At least I have often found writing to be a struggle.

arabellaesmerelda said...

I agree ... I can write when I have to , but it's always a monumental struggle. Although painting often presents struggles, I find them so much more rewarding and worth the effort. I suppose it's a large part of why I paint.

Perhaps the young lady was assigned Irish Girl, by Robert Henri, rather than it being her preference, although it is a very nice painting.

Karin Jurick said...

Thank you for the ID on the painting, I do appreciate that.

PleinEric said...

Just wanted to tell you that I am really enjoying your blog. Just found it yesterday...

I really like the interior paintings!

Sorry to read about your kitty.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, has anyone ever said to you, Hey that was me in your painting? If so were they happy to find themselves immortalized?

I would assume yes, but I am curious.

I love your paintings and brushwork. I especially love how you capture the posture and communicate so much about the person viewing the work. I love trying to figure out what they are thinking about as they are taking in the painting.