Modesty

Modesty

I love the old-fashioned grace of how my father has captured this woman’s form. For me it feels as if the focus is off the page, into the forward distance where she is covering herself from the gaze of someone in her eyeview. This gives us a sense of her tenuous privacy, gives us a way of identifying with the woman, of knowing her intimately. We see the beauty of her form in its secret, half-protected offer.


4 Comments to “Modesty”  

  1. 1 dd

    Your father’s work is beautiful!! All the best to him. I really enjoyed my visit here….

    dusty

  2. 2 Rene

    How can I learn to draw something like this? It’s absolutely beautiful.

  3. 3 william wray

    He was a master of the odd crop. I wish he had painted up a bunch of these just this simply, sadly he contented himself with doing endless Matisse copies for some reason.

  4. 4 aw

    Thanks, Dusty! I’m so glad.

    Rene, I’m not sure this helps, but my dad would tear out pictures of people from fashion magazines and keep them in files, and when he needed a certain pose he would use those as reference. I think you learn from studying and copying and practicing. Good luck! :)

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