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  Swynnerton’s righteousness in fighting for freedom of speech and expression never gets better than it does in the painting of a quietly confident Henry James. He lived during her times, but he was also an elderly person for her times. He died in 1915, when Swynnerton had already gained recognition as a British political activist, painter and intellectual. Until then, James had left a legacy that was unparalleled by any contemporary visionary, thinker or philosopher. Henry James was one of the most forward-thinking visionaries of the 19th Century. His fight for independent expression resounded with feminists and suffragettes of the time. It is no surprise that Swynnerton would take time out to paint a rather confident-looking portrait of Henry James. Although James looks rather […]

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Womanly love, simple affections and childlike adoration are probably more endured than expected perhaps. However, Sims has gone all the way to imagine himself in this position and paint it for hours. The beautiful blue of the sheath is something men usually like around their women, bedroom and beds. Be it curtains, lighting drapes, bedsheets, a woman’s clothing drape or any such swishing element is always a place to dig. Back to the painting – Digging in your head, or snuggling into your favorite smell are all feelings and words you can never think of someone having propped up into a vivid painting – but that is exactly what Sims has done! The thistle in the foreground, almost buried in the subtlety of Sims’ colors […]

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Among contemporary artists, Tenaya Sims is perhaps the most legible with his work in my opinion. His subjects are often dark, but every detail in his paintings is remarkably prominent. They have the tendency of leaving you in contemplation, much like Sherlock Holmes. “The Alchemist” is an oil-on-canvas from Sims, who has probably shown himself in it. Charming and smiling in real life, Sims has made his man, only physically, a splitting resemblance of himself. Speaking of alchemy, many do believe that today’s quacks are tomorrow’s scientists! Tenaya Sims is a modern man, unlike those tragic lives who painted their last works with their own blood. Sims has been an industrial figure as well. With prominent contributions in sculpture, painting and drawings, Sims has a […]

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Displaying mental distress with insane feelings of the sorrow, the picture describes an old man crying over for unknown reasons.  He is stressed out and looks unable to bear any more stress as he is trying to hide from the tensed world by concealing his eyes behind his fists. The support by the elbow represents his weakness and inability to cope more with the undesired situations. The strongly closed fist may represent the anger inside him which has aroused after many years of anxiety and strain as those are the essential factors for anger. The flames in the fireplace at backdrop may represent the fiery agony by which the old man is suffering and has become an infinite struggle. Van Gogh firstly made draft of […]

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