Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Virtual Paintout - May 2010 #2

3.25 in x 7 in Arches 140 lb Hot Press watercolor paper, Daniel Smith and Grumbacher watercolors

Created for Virtual Paintout. Apparently a statue of Franz Kafka never existed in his hometown of Prague until 2004. The sculptor, Jaraslov Rona, chose an image based on one of the earliest (and not a very good) short stories by Kafka "Descriptions of a Struggle" in which the narrator ends up on the back of an acquaintance and orders him about. If you notice in the sculpture, the acquaintance is just a suit with no body.
It is a strange sculpture and the woman in the original Google Map image did look like she was trying to figure out what it meant.


Rock Kyndl said...

This is a great find and a wonder-full painting.

Sherry said...

I like everything about your submission this time, the loose background, the juxtaposition of figures, the narrow crop. Excellent!

Sheila E. said...

Really Nice! It's a great painting.