Paul Rahilly, ‘The Blue Plate’, 2013, Painting, Oil on canvas, Gallery NAGA
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Paul Rahilly

The Blue Plate, 2013

Oil on canvas
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
.
$17,000
Location
Boston
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Paul Rahilly
American, b. 1933
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Set amidst a mythological world of decaying castles and mausoleums, imagined rituals, and unnatural fauna, Paul Rahilly’s colorful, painterly works feature nudes, animals, and dreamlike objects. Using oil paint in a manner that recalls Peter Paul Rubens’ fleshy nudes, Rahilly creates scenes that are realist in style, yet surrealistic or fantastic in subject. However, he dismisses the importance of such matters in relation to his formal considerations, having once said: “No one goes to opera for the plot.” He is also an accomplished still life painter, creating lushly impressionistic pictures that blend the real and the abstract.

Paul Rahilly, ‘The Blue Plate’, 2013, Painting, Oil on canvas, Gallery NAGA
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist
Paul Rahilly
American, b. 1933
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Set amidst a mythological world of decaying castles and mausoleums, imagined rituals, and unnatural fauna, Paul Rahilly’s colorful, painterly works feature nudes, animals, and dreamlike objects. Using oil paint in a manner that recalls Peter Paul Rubens’ fleshy nudes, Rahilly creates scenes that are realist in style, yet surrealistic or fantastic in subject. However, he dismisses the importance of such matters in relation to his formal considerations, having once said: “No one goes to opera for the plot.” He is also an accomplished still life painter, creating lushly impressionistic pictures that blend the real and the abstract.

Paul Rahilly

The Blue Plate, 2013

Oil on canvas
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
.
$17,000
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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