oil on linen
30 x 24 inches
39 x 32 inches in black frame
Contemporary painting of a male nude lounging at the pool evoking warm, relaxed memories of the summer season. One leg dangles in the brilliant blue water while arms are stretched overhead. The viewer faces the figure's legs and outstretched arms against a vivid blue sky. This work is a wonderful example of the artist's ability to capture the daylight and how the sun strikes the figure in the foreground. An pointillist quality is given with short, determined brush strokes that highlight transitions in color. Billowy clouds are spotted in the blue sky that mirrors the color of the water below. The vertical, figurative oil painting on linen is in a simple black frame with installation wire for quick hanging. The artist's signature is located in the lower left corner.
About the Artist:
Robert Goldstrom lives and paints in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and Claverack, NY. After years of making a living as an illustrator, winning both Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, Robert turnedmore and more to creating personal work. Now a full-time artist, he usually works in series – The Anatomy Lesson, Aquarium Paintings, Bank Paintings – following an idea from image to imageuntil it plays itself out.
Robert has shown his work at MDH Fine Arts and Underbridge Pictures in New York City, the A Galleryin Provincetown , MA, Weiler House Fine Arts in Fort Worth, TX, and now Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY.
His work is in the collection of The Smithsonian Institution, The Cooper Hewitt, and many private collections, and has been featured on television in CSI on CBS, the Fox series, The Following, and the forthcoming NBC series, Allegiance.
Signature: Lower left corner
Image rights: Carrie Haddad Gallery