Saturday, October 04, 2008

Love at first sight. Frank Godwin. Or, Why I love museums.

Art dealer Mitch Itkowitz, from Graphic Collectibles, was sweet to send me this Frank Godwin scan as a condolence. I saw the painting from across an isle or two at ComicCon and was immediately and inexplicably drawn to it. I see tons of great artwork and I'm happy to live with them briefly -- in a museum for a few minutes or in my office for a few weeks -- but there was something about this painting, which grabbed me from a distance too far to have appreciated it and didn't let go once I was directly in front of it, that made me deeply regret I would never see it again.

I wish I could express why.

Mitch warned me that a number of people were having the same reaction, it would likely be sold very quickly, but it was out of my price range. (Despite the fact that I work in publishing solely for it' s massive paychecks.) When I went back the next day, just to get another look, it was gone -- nothing but a hole in the fuax
convention walls. I'm sure whoever owns it now will enjoy it for a life time, and I hope that they decide to leave the painting to a museum some day where the public can appreciate it for decades to come.

9 comments:

Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

I can't stop looking at it either! Nice piece, SOmething very nice about it, the colors and composition. Has a stark contrast and it's painterly which also really works well!

ces said...

Yes, I too can't stop looking at it. To me, it's a wonderfully peaceful painting. Very relaxing. I can see why it sold quickly.

Rachel AKA said...

Thought I'd seen Godwin. This one's like a sweet drink of water. Unconventional (some might say backwards?) composition, startling color, sort of a Japanese print gone western. And it's like a "nature experience"- when something unexpected happens and proves that magic truly exists, & maybe you're the only one there to see it.

=shane white= said...

Yeah...his ihnk brushwork is amazing as well. Totally feels like another artist.

http://davekarlenoriginalartblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/frank-godwins-rusty-riley.html

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Josh Jasper said...

For me, it's the sense of wonder. It's not expressly fantastic, but in a world of giant dragons, airships, sweeping space battles and huge battle scenes, very little is left ot the imagination. It's anti-lurid. But the color scheme is so evocative that it makes the painting seem like something out of one of the non-horrific scenes from HP Lovecraft's "Dream Quest Of The Unknown Kadath"

Paul Rivoche said...

Thanks for posting that, it sure is a beautiful image!

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