8.28.2007

She stands so tall. She has no arms.


I finished this piece about six months ago and I am really not happy with it. All that I admire about Egon Schiele's work I feel is lacking in my own, those confidant free flowing brush strokes that carry so much passion. Although I feel the top half of Winged Victory of Samothrace is successful, the bottom portion is overworked with a thicker application of paint which results in an unbalanced piece. I also think the piece is stiff...almost too graphicy (yikes...not that!!) with everything placed "just so". I was hoping to solve this issue before the exhibition but I have not worked through it yet and probably wont as I have to hang the show next week. Maybe next year ;) Just as a side note for those of you who are interested, the bottom left portion is a shadow image in reference to The Pied Piper of Hamelin, specifically Robert Browning's 1842 poem. You are welcome to leave comments if you would like to discuss :)

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