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Marion Wagschal

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Acrylic on canvas - 78 x 100 inches
Collection of the Artist
This painting is an example of Marion Wagschal's straightforward and superb draughtsmanship and her deft handling of her painting media. The linear quality of the drawing contains and harmonizes the rich and sensitive passages of paint. The monumental and heroic quality with which she treats the subject reinforces the fact that, although Ms. Wagschal's eye is finely tuned and direct, her view of the subject is a compassionate one. In this magnificent work we are privileged to view a somewhat sad yet very tender scene that evokes a life and experiences shared, the frailty and evanescence and vulnerability of human existence, and the shared wisdom of our mortality. The composition is built on solid art historical tradition and the range of whites in this work is reminiscent of Dali's interest in white in his painting of the Last Supper.

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