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Finalist
Award Sponsor: Raymar Art

Mr Gaudry-Lipensky
by Marina Dieul
Oil 36" x 24"

Entered in: December 2009
http://marinadieul.com/

Judge's Comments: High Drama Alert! Who is this mysterious figure emerging from the dark dusted with a few strokes of light? Only the shadow AND the artist knows. The drama of “M. Gaudry- Lapinsky” represents much can be portrayed with minimal involvement. The artist went beyond a surface reality of physical features to suggest an innate reality…simply stated… we see his soul through direct expression. The painting offers a view between the lines and underneath the colors so to speak, free from the demands of convention. This powerful painting dissuades me from discussing the standard elements of portraiture but instead to cite the power of essay and intense feeling. Exceptional portrayal! c.d - Cathy Dietrich