Charles Keiger

Apparition (Dogwoods)
Oil on Canvas (Framed)
42 x 37 in
Artwork Size: 40 x 35 in "Apparition (Dogwoods)" is an oil-on-canvas painting by artist Charles Keiger. While creating this piece, Keiger wanted to convey a mood more than tell a story. He set the background in black and white to create a dreamlike backdrop inspired by an old Hollywood movie set. With the background set in the past, the foreground, in full color, is set in the present. The "actors," in this case the horse and its handler, are startled as if this background has risen suddenly like an apparition. Keiger was mainly interested in exploring the tension between the dreamy, nostalgic backdrop and modern technicolor foreground.

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