oil on canvas
14.75 x 11.75 x 1.5 inches in thin black painted wood stripping
This vertical, contemporary painting completed in an Academic style of a nude male athlete posing with a shot put was made by artist, Mark Beard, who goes by the fictitious painterly persona, Bruce Sargeant. The pale blue-grey male nude can be likened to a Classical Greek statue engaged in a contrapposto stance with a heightened arm, balancing a brown shot put. Blush red flesh tones contrast against the athlete's stone-like grey blue skin. The figure stands in concentration against a charcoal grey background of thin layered paint in loose, gestural brushstrokes. Complimented in a simple black painted wood stripping, the artist completed this painting on canvas and signed the work 'B. Sargeant' in the upper right corner in red paint.
Painted in a style that evokes the portraits of John Singer Sargent, Mark Beard is the living artist who paints under the pseudonym "Bruce Sargeant".
Signature: Upper right corner in red paint, 'B. Sargeant'
About Mark Beard
American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States