The Real Deal, Charles Demuth
Feeling a bit shamefaced by my naiveté concerning the last post, I felt the need to present an actual artist from a period I so admire; Charles Demuth of course comes to mind.
This image still startles me.
Turkish Bath with Self Portrait
Really quite extraordinary , the background action a bit shocking.
I was unaware that he was born in Lancaster Pennsylvania, I am hard pressed to imagine this man with his fantastic imagery hailing from such a dour(though attractive) place. The Demuth Museum link provides more details.
b. 8th of November 1883
d. 23rd of October 1935
The painting I am most familiar with, I assume the sculpture that is being admired is a mock Brancusi.
I’m sad to say I hesitated including this, I tend towards prudery I’m afraid.
Men at a Bar
I really admire the sense of artificial light captured in the medium of watercolor, no mean feat.
Wishing all a happy weekend,