I asked Silas J. Durant how long it took him to paint this. He said he had to forget about time in order to get his paintings done.
I should say so. The geometry, the realistic surfaces, the worn floor, the beautifully proportioned room with an uncanny corner - that would be enough.
This is "Cycle of Time, 2009"
But Silas cut Andrew Wyeth's 1948 " Christina's World" in half, added Jan Vermeer's "The Lacemaker" 1669-1670 and threw in Jean-François Millet's "The Angelus" 1857–59 for good measure.
I guess this painting took at least 350 years, give or take.
You probably know this about Christina's World "Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when through a window from within the house he saw her crawling across a field."
On the right Silas Durant's room with manikin and Vermeer's "Young Woman with a Water Pitcher." "Life is Not, 2010 "
These are just two of Silas' amazing pieces. Silas J. Durant is showing at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta. Get over and see them for yourself.
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