12/25/2012

Stanley Spencer, Vija Celmins

Stanley Spencer Fire Alight 1936

Vija Celmins Heater oil on canvas 47.5" × 48" 1964

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. The comparison made me smile.
    I was raised with the coal fire as a heat source. Stanley did a fabulous job of capturing the look of it.
    I was still living in England when our area was declared a "smokeless zone" and all heat sources were changed to gas or electric. Everyone hated it and I think Vija captured the reason why, perfectly.
    The change did save lives though as the killer smog became extinct.

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