Meat Still Life by W. Conway

Provocative in its simplicity and directness. Historically artists have long been fascinated with images of the flesh and carcasses of animals, from Rembrandt to Soutine, Monet to Francis Bacon. The still life is a traditional genre, however the isolation of this particular subject increases the impact and makes it more confrontational—it is literally what the French call a still-life, "nature morte," (dead nature).

It is interesting to note that the meat appears to take on the visage of the animal—if you see the whole as a profile, the red circle as its eye and the bottom right as its nose, the side of the head comes into view.

Condition: Very Good-Excellent. Housed in original frame. Stretcher rubs to canvas, a thin repaired tear with associated inpainting to the upper left of the meat.

Date: Circa: 1890
Origin American
Artist/Maker W. Conway
Measurements 20" (w) x 14" (h) / frame: 24 1/2" (w) x 18 1/2" (h)
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Price SOLD
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