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10 December 2008

Metropolitan, SOLD


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Metropolitan, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of a downtown Detroit building showing the effects that a down economy has on an area over a long period of time
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6 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

This painting has such impact Stephen. It sounds a bit poetic to say but isn't it wonderful how such beauty can be created out of decline and abandon? Your very limited/under stated palette works sublimely here.

Pierre Raby said...

Beautiful Stephen!

Stephen Magsig said...

Thanks Pierre and Sheila,
You both seem to be able to find the beauty in things.

John said...

I am thrilled to look at this and to see so how to captured an era gone and still flowing with brevity and elegance.

The light arc at the bottom expresses hope, possibly action.

It reminds me of qualities Hopper captured with light and fading facades - this comparison is not meant in any way to diminish your talent or this work.

Nice. I can dance to it.

susan klabak said...

Stephen, Your paintings are always beautiful. I look forward to them every day. But this one....really speaks to my inner being. I am without words to describe the emotion I felt when I opened this one.
Susan

Connie said...

This is masterful.