Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dead Match


Dead Match
oil on gessoed board
30x80mm
Oct 17, 06
Sold
Like much of my work this has a strong vanitas quality.

From the latin: vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
translating to: Vanity of vanities; all is vanity
Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.

4 comments:

  1. Exquisite..Very Vanitas indeed.

    I've been lurking too long not to comment.
    Each of your small paintings cause me that little intake of breath....wow.
    Neat Stuff!
    ..chuck

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  2. Thanks Chuck! I've enjoyed checking out your blog too. This painting a day thing is quite addictive eh?

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  3. Paul, your realism astounds me! on such a small work, the light reflects so much depth; literally sculpted with paint. Cheers!

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  4. Anonymous2:28 PM

    more accurate Hebrew translation from Solomon quote is Vapor of vapors
    fleeting/tansitory ....a breath and so the fittingness of a quenched match and too the ember

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