Best Friend

My best friend

1999
Charcoal drawing, heightened with white, on grey Ingres paper
60 x 80 cm

In many periods of art history, drawing has been understood as the direct formulation of what the artist is really capable of achieving artistically; its specific criterion is spontaneity. As with handwriting, the individuality of the ductus plays a major role. In “My Best Friend” this is particularly expressed, for in just a few strokes Waske confronts us with a close-up of pug and master. The popular legend that people become more and more like their dogs over time is satirised extremely ironically here in the anatomically protruding eyeballs of the master..

January 1 @ 01:00
01:00 — 02:25 (1h 25′)

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