Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
In Adrian Gottlieb's oil painting, Crimson, the artist contrasts the intensity of his model's fiery locks by capturing her in a moment of thoughtful conversation. Her expression is demure as she looks gently downward, perhaps in search of a gracious reply. The subject is reminiscent of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti's muse, the red-haired Elizabeth Siddal.
“Gottlieb’s personal fascination with interpreting ephemeral, yet deep, thoughts as a form of poetic idealism in painting prompts a distinct art language that merges the worlds of Realism and Impressionism. By applying the classical skills of the Old Masters, his contemporary subjects are given an enigmatic and timeless appeal.”
Director, American Legacy Fine Arts
Adrian Gottlieb: Reflections, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, July 13 – August 17, 2018
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