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The Leaf Of The Artichoke Is An Owl- Woman Enjoying Painting By Arshile Gorky

The Leaf Of The Artichoke Is An Owl
painting of woman enjoying painting by Arshile Gorky

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm


André Breton, leader of the Surrealist group, assigned this work its title based on a meal he shared with Gorky, during which Breton associated an artichoke leaf with an owl.

Gorky's interest in unpremeditated or automatic gestures was aided by his use of thin, liquid paint, which he poured onto the canvas, allowing it to seep freely into the support. As a realist artist it's kinda fun to take a break and just splash some paint around!

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kind regards, Gerard

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