Girl & Chair, 1968

Heavy impasto oil with palette knife & brush on Masonite board, 48" x 60". The influence of the psychedelic era is certainly reflected in this painting; wild patches of intense pigment duplicate the look and feel of paisley. The girl's makeup with her deeply outlined eyelids and subdued lipstick are a sign of the times, the Summer of Love.

Interestingly, a painting on the wall is in fact a painting within a painting. The chair's design and coil rug were typical of the period. Note that an abstracted second figure on the left is formed from the chair. Schwaderer often transformed elements of mountain ranges, furniture and other objects into human figures.

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