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The old man smoking

  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Support: Wooden door
  • Dimensions: H100 x W60 cm
  • Year: 1998

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A powerful reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment

This painting depicts an old man, seemingly deep in thought, sitting with his hands crossed in front of him, cigarette smoke billowing up around him. The painting is rendered in a subdued monochrome of browns, with the only splash of color being the white of the smoke that rises from the cigarette and crosses the painting from top to bottom.

The title - 'The Old Man Smoking' - implies a sense of resignation and contemplation that is evoked by the painting. The old man is seen in a moment of introspection, a stillness that suggests a life full of memories and experiences that have made up his past. The painting also suggests a sense of timelessness and a recognition of mortality, implying that the man's life is slowly fading away, as is his wispy smoke.

The painting speaks of a poignant melancholia, a deep rumination on life and the passing of time. It speaks of the human condition, and the feeling of being an insignificant part of the universe. By presenting the viewer with the image of a solitary figure, the painting also evokes a sense of loneliness and isolation. There is a feeling of sadness, a reminder of the fragility of life, but also a feeling of acceptance and peace.

The painting is a reminder of the beauty of life, and its finite nature. It speaks of the importance of making the most of every moment, and of valuing the present and the future above all else.


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