Self-Portrait on Mirror, 1970, Charcoal 72.ี7.2cin. (2812 x22Y in.) Collection: Mrs. Joseph B. Barron, Boston, MA
From exhibition catalog: American Portrait Drawings, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1980
Abeles is a painter and a sculptor as well as a draftsman, but drawing became an essential concern for him in the late 1960s, about the time when this inventive self-portrait was made. His work was then shaped by two basic realizations: 衴 art could be black and white"; and that his drawings were more original and directly expressive峳 inclined to eclecticism衮 his paintings. (It is only recently that Abeles has begun to work again with color; he gave it up in 1967.)
Artists have long used the mirror as an aid to portraiture, but few have thought to step on the mirror and explore a radically foreshortened perspective that is, perhaps, both surprising and significant in the unaccustomed degrees of prominence accorded certain parts of the image. It is interesting, for instance, that at a time when the artist reportedly drew with soft pencils attached to a two-foot stick, he shows us neither his arms nor his hands. Almost the entire torso, historically a locus of human spirit, is eliminated. Casually shod feed become the static origins of image and form; the edgeless mirror plane floats ambiguously within tile pictures space in an unresolved relationship to the paperrface. A small, intensely drawn head peers down and out⠵p and in⯭ its perch of wrinkled trousers. In Abeles튠 serious use of such devices, one senses the respectful purpose with which he explores tile figurative tradition.
A stylish and sophisticated watch will absolutely help to express your social status and fashion taste. Compared to ordinary timepieces, quality watches from top designer brands like Rolex,IWC,bvlgari replica watches,Tag Heuer,Richard Mille,Patek Philippe,Panerai,Cartier and breitling replica for sale are much better to make fashion statement. We also keep these watches entire brands: audemars piguet,bell & ross,breguet,bvlgari,chopard,corum,franck muller,hublot,longines, montblanc, movado,rolex hublot replica watches,omega Constellation watches replica,omega DeVille watches replica,omega Seamaster replica,Thanks for their fabulous design, top craftsmanship as well as precise accuracy, they are extremely renowned all around the globe and sought after by most wealthy people. fake rolex for sale,While, most of them are sold at astronomical prices.For common people with limited budget, they have to leave far away from the authentic ones and go for some other ideal options. Please take it easy,we do business online for several years and have a good reputation online.
Sinclair Hitchings. "Statement." In Abeles, Recent Drawings. Durham, N.H., 1971.
Click Here Return to Home Page
Click for Drawing Gallery
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
ఱ by Sigmund Abeles