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Thursday, April 7, 2011

One, two three, four, five…

In his latter years, Rodin said that he no longer felt the need to count fingers.  Only those who have struggled with the figure know how long it takes to reach that degree of suggestion.  A gesture of the hand can speak volumes.   But the emphasis must be on the hand as a whole rather than its individual components. 

Only occasionally do I feel that I have achieved credibility with the hand’s fleeting gesture.  Yesterday’s painting represents one of those rare early moments.  Here they are in detail. 

One, two three, four, five – yes, they’re all there! 

1 comment:

  1. wow i love these paintings of the hand. seems so life like