"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
This is one of my least favorite Sargeant paintings. I can never figure out (if in fact it truly is the work of Sargeant, which I doubt) what is going on here. The perspective is off, the composition is horrible and colors are just plain bad. All-in-all this painting is awful.
At the opposite end, I rather like it. Certainly, its technical aspects can be picked at, but I enjoy the warm colors and it doesn't feel as staged as some pieces. It's softer than some of his other works.
The woman doesn't look very happy...I imagine carrying that canoe was no picnic...and then to have him paint with his back to her...I would be a bit miffed too!;)
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