artist Stephen Kaldor image 2

Artists statement: “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.”

Title of work Tug o fWar

Size of work ( either cm or inches) 14 X 30 cm

Style Realism

Technique, Medium & material used Oil on canvas

Date: Completed 2014

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