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Friday, 27 August 2010

Maintain Unity with 2 Figures. Peel's Painting "After the Bath"





This painting, After the Bath (1890), was painted by Canadian artist, Paul Peel. It is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. I thought about this painting after reading a wonderful article by Jerry N. Weiss, Take Two (the Artist’s magazine, September 2010). Weiss considers composition and unity when painting 2 figures. I do not consider the 2 figures in Peel’s painting as 1 shape. However, the sitting child overlaps the standing child’s foot. The figures are similar in hue and value. The fireplace provides the same light source. The figures are also united by the rug and the peeling wall at the bottom of the background. There is repetition in the shape of the arms and hands of both figures stretched out to warm at the fireplace. (The far arm of the seated child is not seen.) Weiss shows how 2 figures can provide a unified form as 1 shape. He also provides examples of a unifying background and a consistent light source. Repeated shapes also provide unity. Peel used similar elements and techniques to ensure unity in his painting, After the Bath.

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