Friday, October 2, 2009

Milton Avery

There's something beautiful about Annette Kaufman painted by Milton Avery. Though disproportionate, she is not out of harmony. Her chin comes to a point like an icicle and her eyebrows arch over like spider legs, but they aren't frightening like Annette Funicello's in the Jiffy peanut butter ads. Here are two self portraits by Avery, they look like two completely different people.

Something he would say to his wife explains a lot about the man "Why talk when you can paint?"

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