Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame

Nostalgically referencing a little boy's love of baseball, this small scale work by Tony Fitzpatrick, has the same intimacy as the original baseball look at these with dreams of being a professional, loving the game! The background utilizes floating symbols and text, providing details on the player Matty Alou...much like the artistic cards of the 50's, this work plays with scale and significance, large figure in the foreground, smaller, action shot in the background.

Ochre, green, white and brown...the colors are harmonious and tie nicely together...the figure is naive in execution...slightly off in perspective...much like early Renaissance religious paintings, when style and symbolism was more important than realism...I witnessed these in person and they are more beautiful in person.

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