Exhibit: Open House
I know that Art is not a competitive sport -- but I can't help but comparing Andy and Helen when they are painting the same subject: The Fulton Street Kitchen.
With its black-and-white checkboard walls recalling the stripes on the Florence Baptistery, what Classically minded artist would not be fascinated by that building?
Andy's painting is better because it sets a scene of human interaction -- the staff is taking a cigarette
But Helen's is better because it creates such a mood of mystery. What has just happened?
So I call this competition a tie.
They are both wonderful painters - two of the best in Chicago.
Lois Eakin "Where R U"
A clever little genre scene that tells a story.
I hope this girl figures out how to get home safely.