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Alan Magee

To Posterity: Foro Romano

Mixed media
10 × 12 3/4 in
25.4 × 32.4 cm
Unique
$9,500
location
Rockland
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Alan Magee
American, b. 1947
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In his precise oil and acrylic paintings of stones, paintbrushes, animal bones, and other tools and objects, Alan Magee espouses both modern and anti-modern sensibilities. Trained as an illustrator, Magee has a technical finesse in capturing the minutiae of observed detail that aligns him with a tradition of realism; but in their compositional arrangements, his paintings are also modernist, almost abstract meditations on form. “In working with realist painting,” Magee has said, “ I hope to bring observation to the point where somebody looking at that drawn version of a real thing feels that the drawing has invited them into another realm, beyond the solid ground of ordinary experience.”

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Alan Magee
American, b. 1947
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In his precise oil and acrylic paintings of stones, paintbrushes, animal bones, and other tools and objects, Alan Magee espouses both modern and anti-modern sensibilities. Trained as an illustrator, Magee has a technical finesse in capturing the minutiae of observed detail that aligns him with a tradition of realism; but in their compositional arrangements, his paintings are also modernist, almost abstract meditations on form. “In working with realist painting,” Magee has said, “ I hope to bring observation to the point where somebody looking at that drawn version of a real thing feels that the drawing has invited them into another realm, beyond the solid ground of ordinary experience.”

Alan Magee

To Posterity: Foro Romano

Mixed media
10 × 12 3/4 in
25.4 × 32.4 cm
Unique
$9,500
location
Rockland
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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