Thursday, September 27, 2012


This painting, "Head of E.O.W., was done by Frank Auerbach. He used expressionism to portray what appears to be a head (ironically) of a person. If you blow up the picture it would be difficult to identify it as anything other than a lot of smudges together of contextual paint. The farther you stand away the clearer the image becomes, which makes it very interesting to me. I enjoy abstract paintings like this is they are what makes art different from painting photographs. That is, you can take a regular image of an ordinary object, and stretch it as far as the imagination will let you.

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