TONY SCHERMAN "TABLETOP" 1987
What appears to be at first glance, an abstraction reminiscent of Gerhard Richter's, on deeper inspection the work reveals itself to be a depiction of one of Tony Scherman's favorite motifs: the tiered dessert plate.
Here it realized in a deep highly textured navy, amongst a palette of canary yellow and violet. The tiered dessert plate is a symbol of decadence and Baroque grandeur. But in this work, the plates appear to be empty,perhaps at an abandoned table.
Scherman frequently alludes to the grandness of past centuries, both in his subject matter and his impressive technique of painting with encaustic.
This work on paper, is a fine example of Scherman's mastery of encaustic and a paradigm of his work in the 1980's (when his palette was more colorful)
Tony Scherman’s work can be found in nearly every public collection in Canada, as well as many international museums including LACMA (Los Angeles) and Centre Pompidou (Paris)
(The McMichael Canadian Art Collection recently acquired four large Scherman paintings which are currently on display)
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Oil and encaustic on paper
Initialed and dated by the Artist.
30.5"H 22.5"W (artwork)
38.5"H 30.5"W (framed)