Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Painting the People & Places of Philadelphia & Beyond

Music at the Rodin

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Music at the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Music at the Rodin

from 32.00
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WET PAINT SALE ENDS 9/8/2018

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  • Original Painting size is 18x24inches. Oil on stretched linen canvas.

  • Price for Original Painting includes Black Floater Frame.

  • Canvas Wrap Prints are available with or without Black Floater Frame.

  • Deluxe Prints are matted and available with or without Standard Black Picture Frame with crystal clear protective acrylic sheet.

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WET PAINT SALE ENDS 9/8/2018

Details:

  • Original Painting size is 18x24inches. Oil on stretched linen canvas.

  • Price for Original Painting includes Black Floater Frame.

  • Canvas Wrap Prints are available with or without Black Floater Frame.

  • Deluxe Prints are matted and available with or without Standard Black Picture Frame with crystal clear protective acrylic sheet.

 

The Original Painting size is 18x24 Inches. I use the highest quality artist oil paint on studio-wrapped stretched linen canvas. THE ORIGINAL PAINTING ARRIVES AT YOUR HOME FRAMED AND READY TO HANG.

In addition to the original painting, you can order canvas & paper prints. Click the drop down "Select Options" menu for sizes, frame options and price.

For inquiries and purchases, contact me at christina@christinatarkoff.com, or simply use the "ADD TO CART" button on this site.

The Story of "Music at the Rodin"

I met Wally, the subject of this painting, one lovely Saturday afternoon while walking down the Parkway on my way to the Barnes Foundation. I was delivering a painting to be included in the "Let's Connect Philly" exhibition. Wally was playing his flute in front of the Rodin. At once, I was struck by his music and the lively composition created by the juxtaposition of the musician and the magnificent Rodin Museum. I identified myself to Wally, and I asked him if I could take some photos. He agreed, and then we started chatting about the city and art. I showed him the painting I was delivering to the Barnes. We had a fun conversation and he handed me his business card, so I could keep in touch and let him know if/when I made a painting of the scene in front of the Rodin.

"Music at the Rodin" The Big Idea. I love to paint music as a subject. Philadelphia is lucky to have so many fine musicians offering their music on the streets, in train stations, plazas, and parks. Wally and his flute, are serenading the passers-by. But, the composition of my painting suggests more. Wally's music is an accompaniment to the majesty of Rodin's sculptures and the architectural tranquility of the Museum itself. In the background of my painting you can see a sculpture of "The Thinker." Which you may or may not know, is one of 180 figures depicted in Rodin's monumental "Gates of Hell" sculpture also located at the museum, which Rodin worked on until his death in 1917.

Why Should You Care About This Painting. My portrayal of street musicians/buskers is one of artistry, dignity and spirit. It takes courage to get out there and hope folks will appreciate your work. With my paintings of musicians I implore the viewers to take notice!!! Look and listen. It’s nice for our ears to be filled with music as we walk on by. But, next time you pass by a musician - throw something in their collection vessel, nod in appreciation, smile! It’s art! For everyone to see, hear and enjoy! How lucky we are to experience the courage and the art of folks that take their artistry into the public realm.

I believe folks appreciate art in which they can see themselves and their own experiences. I also like to think art & music inspire us see beyond ourselves and our own four walls to enjoy a moment in time, where all our worries disappear.

What Should You Do. Please take notice of the art in everyday life. Go listen to some local music. Go look at some local art. Not just my art, but any kind of art. Get crazy, look at art that is new to you. Look at art that you are familiar with. Use art to understand the crazy world in which we live. Use art to appreciate the most important art of all, the art of being human. Oh, and if you want some art for your home or office, invest in local artists, like me!

I take every step to ensure this online image is as accurate as possible to the original painting. However variations in color may occur due to monitor differences.

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