The Cloud and the Crane

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The most recent in a series of unexpected surrealist cranes. In this case, honoring the history of that genre, Rene Magritte in particular. The prior paintings all underscored the cranes in an environment that was unexpected, and unnatural for that species. This painting places the crane in its natural habitat, but the surrealistic element is found in the unusual composition. I found myself breaking many of the rules that I had held sacred for most of my career.

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Bruce Dean
Bruce Dean Creator

February 21, 2023

thank you t Teresa, a red orange is my standard underpainting color. it often manages to peak through.

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Teresa Selbee Baker

February 20, 2023

I really appreciate the warm red peaking through the edges

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Bruce Dean
Surrealism, Nature
Painting - Unframed
Oil, Wood Panel, Canvas
36.00 inches wide
36.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
10.00 lbs
Los Angeles, CA, US