Tuesday, 23 May 2006
Diminishing Returns - Frank O'Connor
'Diminishing Returns,' by Frank O'Connor, AKA Mr Ayn Rand -- Rand's husband. [Sorry about the sharpness of the image -- sadly, it's the only reproduction I can find.]
O'Connor came to painting late in life and almost immediately found his voice, and that voice was playful, colourful, and delightful. A useful discussion on the painting here, with artist Michael Newberry giving his views: "The painting has an irrelevant surreal quality, like the balloon making off with the cloud…reality here is not taken very seriously."
Tomorrow, Rand's favourite artist. Can you guess who?
TAGS: Art, Objectivism