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Tony Scherman, ‘Study for Banquo's Funeral: Witch #1’, 1995, Caviar20
Tony Scherman, ‘Study for Banquo's Funeral: Witch #1’, 1995, Caviar20
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Tony Scherman

Study for Banquo's Funeral: Witch #1, 1995

Oil and encaustic on canvas
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
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Location
Toronto
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About the work
Tony Scherman
Canadian, b. 1950
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Steeped in art historical precedent, Tony Scherman’s encaustic work simultaneously addresses contemporary visual culture. Scherman uses historical icons for his portrait’s subjects, embellishing figures like Abraham Lincoln with dramatic light and shadow to reveal greater emotion. The artist began working with encaustic to better understand the tradition of still life painting, as the fleshy wax imbues objects with a greater sensuality. In rich, textured layers, Scherman’s portraits explore the volatility of human experience. His “Difficult Women” series portrays feminine icons as both stoic and emotive and includes large-scale renderings of Rosa Parks, Serena Williams, Marilyn Monroe, and Margaret Thatcher.

Tony Scherman, ‘Study for Banquo's Funeral: Witch #1’, 1995, Caviar20
Tony Scherman, ‘Study for Banquo's Funeral: Witch #1’, 1995, Caviar20
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About the work
Tony Scherman
Canadian, b. 1950
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Steeped in art historical precedent, Tony Scherman’s encaustic work simultaneously addresses contemporary visual culture. Scherman uses historical icons for his portrait’s subjects, embellishing figures like Abraham Lincoln with dramatic light and shadow to reveal greater emotion. The artist began working with encaustic to better understand the tradition of still life painting, as the fleshy wax imbues objects with a greater sensuality. In rich, textured layers, Scherman’s portraits explore the volatility of human experience. His “Difficult Women” series portrays feminine icons as both stoic and emotive and includes large-scale renderings of Rosa Parks, Serena Williams, Marilyn Monroe, and Margaret Thatcher.

Tony Scherman

Study for Banquo's Funeral: Witch #1, 1995

Oil and encaustic on canvas
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Toronto
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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