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)

See all works by Charles Mahoney oil artists at work still lifes 1.Master Designs 1.PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

Provenance: The Artist's Studio

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.376.

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.