Youthful Thoughts is a figurative painting of a nude man standing. It portrays a very restful young person who seems at ease and deep in thought. Heavy dark lines enclose abstract shapes of light on the figure. The dark color tones from the modeled figure blend into the background. The art at first view may appear non-objective. This impression is created by the sharp contrast of the dark and light, and the fusion of the shading with the shadows, so that the eye registers the high values as an abstract shape on a bed of dark values. The heavy lines add to this separation. Then, as the viewer absorbs the shapes within the dark and light areas, the representational objects emerge. This contemporary art has elements in common with abstract realism in combining abstract and representational art. Non-objective light and dark images overlay representational objective painting, while still conveying a strong mood.
The sides of the canvas are painted black, and it can be hung without a frame.
In order to keep shipping rates low, this painting is shipped as a rolled canvas. The rolled canvas is wrapped around wooden stretcher bars that can be used to re-stretch it after arrival.
Oil on canvas