Thursday, May 29, 2008

"High Profile"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite

The painting that this man is looking closely at is by Toulouse-Lautrec, titled 'Portrait of Jeanne Wenz'. It's one of my favorite portraits in the Art Institute of Chicago and I think it's the grayish palette that draws me in, as well as the strict side profile. The majority of people walk by it without a glance - I don't get that - but they're usually on their way to more recognized works of art.

Please click here for a larger view.


Anonymous said...

Have you ever considered doing a video demo of a painting. Drool! :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love these gallery paintings. They are so masterfully painted. The work of art within a work of art has always intrigued me.
Did you once make a video where you painted from left to right?

Anonymous said...

I like the colors on this work. If he stands like that for the whole painting he will have a very sore lower back.

Holly Van Hart said...

love how your style in this piece mirrors Toulouse-Lautrec's. wonderful!!!

FCP said...

Lovely, Karin. And your titles are always so witty!