Saturday, May 29, 2010

Silas Durant's realist paintings forget about time

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"
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But Silas cut Andrew Wyeth's 1948 " Christina's World" in half, added Jan Vermeer's "The Lacemaker" 1669-1670 and threw in Jean-Fran├žois 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 "
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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.

Thanks,
Terry

3 comments:

  1. Terry, I am just blown away by Durant's art. Stunning!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. Besides the fact that he is obviously very talented... his subject is quite unique... ~Terri

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  3. Thanks for sharing! Amazing work..the precision and light...and patience! Phenomenal.

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