Anne Toase Artist

2018 New Work

The new series "Standing Man" starts with "First Man Standing" now completed. The background is painted in square shapes influenced by ancient mosaisc and frescos which I have been studying.

The entire painting uses only Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Ivory Black and White. . Colours easily available to artists from the time of the cave paintings onward. Also used by Anders Zorn the Swedish painter (contemporary of John Singer Sargent and Joachim Sorolla - some of my favourite artists). I have added a touch or two of Alizarin Red to give some rose pinks and used gold in the background like Byzantine mosaics and Icon.

The man is emerging from the earth from which he appears to be formed, so there is also a biblical reference there. He still has his eyes shut.

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