Artist Charles Mahoney: The Artists hand

Artist Charles Mahoney (1903-1968): The Artists hand

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Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
The Artist's hand
Framed (ref: 3806)

Oil on canvas

9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm)

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In this composition  Charles Mahoney  artfully explores  several of the themes artists are preoccupied daily -   the artist as creator and the relationship between nature and artifice. The thistle that Mahoney paints himself  reaching out for is in fact  one of his own paintings, not a thistle; and his hand is also a painted hand, (painted by the hand of the artist that we cannot see here because it is engaged on creating this very work.