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The Oracle

2,500.00
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The Oracle

2,500.00

An original artwork from Thomas Wharton. 24x17 // oil on linen.

Comments on the painting from Wharton:As with many of my figure paintings, this one started with a photo of the model moving between poses. It is a position that seems improbable for a proper painting, and yet is filled with the kind of ambiguity that makes an image have wide potential for interpretation. It also has some interesting painting challenges in making sure that the forms come forward and go back in a way that creates believable space. This painting came easily, but it took a long time to decide what it was about. Then one day, I realized that the most important part of the painting was the ear. I kept coming back to it, and it seemed to me that he was bending low to hear something. I was reminded of the ancient oracles straining to hear the gods in caves filled with sulfur fumes, and decided that he was one of them.

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Original Artworks from “Courting Wonder” by Thomas Wharton will be shipped or available for pick-up on August 31, 2019. Please allow 1 business week from ship by date for delivery. Insured through shipping provider. 

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An original artwork from Thomas Wharton. 24x17 // oil on linen.

Comments on the painting from Wharton:As with many of my figure paintings, this one started with a photo of the model moving between poses. It is a position that seems improbable for a proper painting, and yet is filled with the kind of ambiguity that makes an image have wide potential for interpretation. It also has some interesting painting challenges in making sure that the forms come forward and go back in a way that creates believable space. This painting came easily, but it took a long time to decide what it was about. Then one day, I realized that the most important part of the painting was the ear. I kept coming back to it, and it seemed to me that he was bending low to hear something. I was reminded of the ancient oracles straining to hear the gods in caves filled with sulfur fumes, and decided that he was one of them.

Shipping:

Original Artworks from “Courting Wonder” by Thomas Wharton will be shipped or available for pick-up on August 31, 2019. Please allow 1 business week from ship by date for delivery. Insured through shipping provider.