1924 in Pittsburgh, PA
Lives and works in New York, NY
|Two Models on Kilim Rug with Mirror, 1983|
paint on canvas
90 x 72 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation
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|Realist painter Pearlstein
is acclaimed for his precise, provocative portraits of nudes. He decidedly
excludes the personality of his subjects and instead focuses on form, light,
color, pattern, and composition. His carefully arrange models become inanimate
elements of his sizable still-life paintings, their bodies lying among toys,
masks, fans, and other props, and often stretching past the picture plane.
Two Models on Kilim Rug with Mirror, an almost clinical
study of the human form, is a prime example of Pearlstein's signature style.