Acrylic on canvas
Framed: 122.7 x 133 x 8.2 cm (48 5/16 x 52 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.); Unframed: 111.7 x 121.9 cm (44 x 48 in.)
Purchased with a grant from the NEA and matched by gifts from members of The Cleveland Society for Contemporary Art 1974.53
Don Eddy numbers among the American painters called "Photorealists." These artists used photographs as inspiration for skillfully rendered representational images, but in reality, their work did not report the factual accuracy that a photograph implies. Eddy once explained, "You can either look through the window, or at the window, or at the reflection in the window. Nobody ever looks at all three at once, because it is impossible to focus on all three." In New Shoes for H, however, Eddy tried to accomplish this feat. Rather than creating a realistic representation of the matter, Eddy re-interpreted the image, exaggerated colors, and combined elements of several different photographs. Although rendered in a realistic style, the resulting painting is a product of the artist's creativity and interpretation.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.