Original artwork description:

In this painting a procession of human and partly human characters appears to be moving toward and past the viewer. Something potent and of interest permeates the seemingly pungent air, as an attitude of excitement or foreboding takes shape. The central figure, a youngish woman of enticingly seductive, yet incongruous anatomical attributes, is either buoyed by, or hurtled forth against her will by her companions. The riddle of the mood is further enhanced through the mysterious physical makeup and emotional attitudes displayed by the somewhat surly band of compatriots surrounding the Joan of Arc-like leader. The feeling that something of significance is off here, evoking a scent of impending danger, holds center stage with an equally persuasive, and seemingly competing notion, that better times are yet to come, possibly just around the corner. This work is part of my ongoing series examining the struggle of being human.

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, charcoal and enamel

When Times Are Tough (2020)
Oil painting
by Don Keene

£3,172 Alert

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In this painting a procession of human and partly human characters appears to be moving toward and past the viewer. Something potent and of interest permeates the seemingly pungent air, as an attitude of excitement or foreboding takes shape. The central figure, a youngish woman of enticingly seductive, yet incongruous anatomical attributes, is either buoyed by, or hurtled forth against her will by her companions. The riddle of the mood is further enhanced through the mysterious physical makeup and emotional attitudes displayed by the somewhat surly band of compatriots surrounding the Joan of Arc-like leader. The feeling that something of significance is off here, evoking a scent of impending danger, holds center stage with an equally persuasive, and seemingly competing notion, that better times are yet to come, possibly just around the corner. This work is part of my ongoing series examining the struggle of being human.

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, charcoal and enamel

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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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