Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Lunatics at Syracuse; Mary's second piece in her own book for the New Round

Lunatics at Syracuse after Istvan Farkas, click to view larger
This is a cell phone shot, I can't use the scanner yet due to surgery.

Here is the original painting that I copied and altered.  Farkas's is in oils, and mine in watercolor.  I made the primary figure taller and thinner to represent my husband Keith. I put myself in the painting, too.

The Lunatic at Syracuse, by IStvan Farkas
Farkas was killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz in 1944.  Farkas means wolf in Hungarian.

I really like the original painting.  It is stark, compelling and makes good use of a limited color palette!