Original artwork description:

The impasto buttock-like forms of two closely joined bodies, depicted here in intimate close proximity, while eschewing anatomical exactitude, suggests that most private and essential moment of shared human experience between loving individuals, the sexual climax. Poetical abstraction in lieu of pornographic realism serves to emphasize the beauty and dignity of this moment. The seemingly physiologically incorrect and detached orb-like forms in the bottom left of the canvas suggest the head(s) of one or more of the couple (eyes closed, mouth agape) turning down and away from the union in an exultant gesture of pleasure at this critical moment of ecstasy.

Influences, among others, include Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, Bob Thompson, George McNeil, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Francesco Clemente, R.B. Kitaj and Willem de Kooning.

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Materials used:

Oil paint, gesso and charcoal

Tags:
#colorful #expressive #texture #figurative #textural oil paint #painterly #movement and energy #figurative expressionism #figurative abstract #bodies #expressive energetic #sexuality #dramatic paintings #sexual theme #sexual intercourse 
The Moment (2001)
Oil painting
by Don Keene

£1,586 Alert

Original artwork description
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The impasto buttock-like forms of two closely joined bodies, depicted here in intimate close proximity, while eschewing anatomical exactitude, suggests that most private and essential moment of shared human experience between loving individuals, the sexual climax. Poetical abstraction in lieu of pornographic realism serves to emphasize the beauty and dignity of this moment. The seemingly physiologically incorrect and detached orb-like forms in the bottom left of the canvas suggest the head(s) of one or more of the couple (eyes closed, mouth agape) turning down and away from the union in an exultant gesture of pleasure at this critical moment of ecstasy.

Influences, among others, include Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, Bob Thompson, George McNeil, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Francesco Clemente, R.B. Kitaj and Willem de Kooning.

For more information or questions, you can always contact me via Artfinder.

Materials used:

Oil paint, gesso and charcoal

Tags:
#colorful #expressive #texture #figurative #textural oil paint #painterly #movement and energy #figurative expressionism #figurative abstract #bodies #expressive energetic #sexuality #dramatic paintings #sexual theme #sexual intercourse 

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My interest in art has always centered around the human figure, particularly female, and the power in its sexual (or at least sensual) visual aura. Today, however, the relentless speed... Read more

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