Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
A subject in chiaroscuro, Découvert projects the idea of light emanating from the darkness as a reflection of mystery and discovery. The technique of chiaroscuro, Italian for light-dark, was heightened during the Baroque era and practiced by many artists, most notably Caravaggio and Rembrandt. Adrian Gottlieb uses the approach to address contemporary womanhood and society’s expectations of her various roles in life.
“Gottlieb’s personal fascination with interpreting ephemeral, yet deep, thoughts as a form of poetic idealism in painting prompts a distinct art language that merges the worlds of Realism and Impressionism. By applying the classical skills of the Old Masters, his contemporary subjects are given an enigmatic and timeless appeal.”
Director, American Legacy Fine Arts
Adrian Gottlieb: Reflections, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, July 13 – August 17, 2018