Chairs for Garde, however, are not still-life subject matter to be drawn and painted in multiple, they, too, are portraits. Entertaining this concept of the tangible representing the psychological, with perception as both its stumbling block and its key, each Chair gains personality, and its up the the viewer to decide whether it is an accurate representation of a more complex character or simply a seat. Thus, the functional object sits in for subject in these more playful psychological portraits realized through form, placement, color and line.
Signature: Signed and dated on recto
About Harold Garde
American, b. 1923, New York City, NY, United States, based in Belfast, ME, United States