artist Stephen Kaldor image 1
Title – Tug of War
Size – 20 X 14 cm
Medium – Oil on canvas.
“There is a park near where I live in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and I often walk there. Early one Sunday morning I saw this group of young people playing the ancient game of tug of war and having a great time.
The unconscious choreography of the straining bodies reminded me of a scene in Walt Disney’s Fantasia where the hippopotami wearing banana frilled tutus dancing a ballet. It struck a cord in me and I took a few quick shots with my phone camera. As soon as I got home I did some free hand oil sketches,( one of which I am including here) and later I painted this small painting.
The young people had fun and so did I painting them. I just hope that some of their exhilaration comes through in this work.”
Although only a free hand oil sketch with little detail the artist has fully captured the extreme effort and strength required and reality of the event.
Very Good Presentation.Combining images into real expressionism is really mastery. Bravo