i’ve always wanted to see this painting in person. and it is better than anticipated in quality, scale, and emotional heft. but i was also enthralled to see that it was a reused canvas - one of my favorite things to artnerd about. most of the time, when a canvas is reused, you can see shapes below the pInt colors that betray the top layers of (visible) paint in their texture. this one - THIS ONE - there is a face staring back at you. a face with eyes wide open. staring over the blind man’s shoulders. amazing.
go to a museum and look at art in person. support artists. buy art. create art. more art.
this might be my new favorite painting.