Worth a Second Look

I initially posted this image over a year ago. Looking back on it, I am just as affected by the work as I when I first saw it. You get a sense of the subject's life just by glancing at the painting. And that is a true testament to the artist.

 

Arab With Jug by Irma Stern  ORIGINAL POST   While thumbing through a recent issue of The Art Newspaper and turned the page to see Arab with Jug by Irma Stern, I was instantaneously and completely awestruck by this painting. I was blown away by the way you can immediately sense the entire life of the man portrayed. Every aspect of the painting—palette, brush strokes, facial expression environment—adds to feeling and understanding the life presented.

Arab With Jug by Irma Stern

ORIGINAL POST

While thumbing through a recent issue of The Art Newspaper and turned the page to see Arab with Jug by Irma Stern, I was instantaneously and completely awestruck by this painting. I was blown away by the way you can immediately sense the entire life of the man portrayed. Every aspect of the painting—palette, brush strokes, facial expression environment—adds to feeling and understanding the life presented.