Maria's Description: Part of the Body project. My quest on how body parts can be as expressive as the gaze.
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Lovely painting Maria... I'm so stupid not to have stated this before - I really don't know why I hadn't complimented you on it at the time, so please do excuse my late 10-year-and-more intervention. As you say, this view exclusively of the hands does seem to communicate so much of the mood of the person. I hadn't noticed either that it's such a big one - one metre square. The intimacy of the subject seems to beg for a small dimension, so it much be quite a surprising piece to see in real life. The fact that you chose to work in monochrome also, in my opinion, adds to the effect of this particular 'gaze'. So where does it hang now?
Thank you JP. Last time I checked it was hanging in a home in Athens. I hope they still enjoy it. They had also bought a painting I considered rather difficult. "The Furries or The Step". I hope they still enjoy that one too. I am doing rather different stuff now. As soon as i get a free moment, I will be glad to post some studiolog images. I miss you all, guys...(If Hillel is listening, I humbly apologise for my delayed answer. I will soon get back to you, my dear.)
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