Oil Painting by Karena Karras 37" x 25" friend of surrealist Leonora Carrington For Sale
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Oil Painting by Karena Karras 37" x 25" friend of surrealist Leonora Carrington:
Original Oil Painting on Masonite 25" x 37" 2005 Surreal Hybrid Mute SwansParts of the painting were done with a trompe loiel effect such asthe egg andsome of the feathersOriginal oil painting "The Lie"25" x 37" 2005 American surrealism surrealoil painting on masonite panel withwooden frame.
Karena Karras wasa close friend of the Late Surrealist Artist Leonora CarringtonThis and many other works by Karena Karras can be found posted in various sites onlineOriginally entitled"Swan Song"in 2005,this painting is still listed onlinein a number ofsites as "Swan Song" but has beenrenamed by the artistto "The Lie"
Shows a lovely Pair of swans (mute swans) one with wings handing the one without wings an eggDimensions:25" X 37" inches Signed at the lower left corner and on the back: Karena Karras
Condition is excellent and direct from the artist and just a few fabulous photos says it all.Awesome painting; texture of the brushstroke are unique to the detail oriented work Karras is known for in painting glaze over glaze to achieve an effect that the Viennese painters of the 18th and 19th century were noted for.
The one for sale here is the 'only original' of this paintingand is for sale by the artist
The painting itself measures 25" by 37" unframed but comes in the original frame which addsabout 1/2" extra around the whole painting
The following is from one of the reviews:Karena Karras was born in Chicago and has lived there for most of her life.She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Her paintingsclearly reference the imagery and style of those of Remedios Varo andLeonora Carrington.Karras was a close friend of the surrealist painterLeonora Carrington when Carrington residedin Oak Park, Illinois, in the late 1980s.While she draws on the surreal imagery of Carrington and Varo, she also hasa considerable grasp of classical mythology, and an understanding of depthpsychology. Her paintings often focus on a simple central image which hasan archetypal import. Karras seems to use the Jungian method of bringingto consciousness, through dream analysis and dream journaling, enigmaticimagery in which the human form is metamorphosed or placed into a transformativesituation within the painting space. Some of her imagery can be seen to havean alchemical aspect. Karras has reported that her work sometimes arises fromdecalcomania, where she applies paint to a gessoed board and then blots itwith various materials, leaving behind interesting shapes, which suggestimages for her painting. This surrealist device was used by Oscar Dominguezand Max Ernst in the 1930s.She almost exclusively paints female figures, often wearing masks, or withtheir heads depicted as bird forms. She is particularly drawn to depictingswan women. Her paintings are meticulously executed using small brushes togive great detail and she extensively uses glazes which makes her NOTE:If you have any questions or would like more photos please feel free to ask and I will be happy to answeras all sales are final due to the cost of shipping this large and quite heavy piece of original artalso note that the frame is included in the purchase of this painting but it is the painting that you are payingfor asthe frame is simply included free by the artist and it is not to be considered as part of the value of the paintingPLEASE NOTE: This painting is a one of a kind and in order to ship it safely we have to ordera special shipping container for fine art use only and it takes time to get this type of container inthe mail (we order these containers on special order only after the payment is received) so pleasebe patient with us as it may take up to two weeks to get this painting to you.SHIPPING PRIORITY UPS INCLUDES ALL SHIPPING COSTS, INSURANCE AND TRACKING