What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Repost: (Erin) Cone of Silence


Erin Cone

7/2/16: Likely, the first thing that strikes you about American artist Erin Cone‘s paintings is the elegance of the stylish young women she depicts. Because the clothing is so beautifully depicted, her paintings initially feel a bit like highly-skilled-if-off-center fashion illustrations. And like so many of the paintings I’ve admired, many of Cone’s subjects’ faces are hidden. Yet unlike the others which imparted feelings of sadness or nostalgia or mystery, Cone’s figures instead seem to exude a stillness, a comfortable silence, which I’ve rarely felt with American painters. (What is the matter with me that I am so drawn to faceless figures in paintings? A psychiatrist would have a field day with the wacky contents of my head.)

I’d love to hear what you think of them and what they make you feel.

All photos property of Erin Cone.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

4 thoughts on “Repost: (Erin) Cone of Silence

  1. Nice work…very well done. If it was me I wouldn’t do faces either. But then I don’t do people .

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  2. Different. Very beautiful. Interesting. Well done. I gave it my best try and couldn’t figure out what message the artist was trying to send. Where are they going. Rushing off the canvas?

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