The Collector's Eye (Joe Berardo): "Mother and Daughter" by Eric Fischl (1984)

— feeling alien


What is really painting? I'm not a painter and I'll never be one. But If I were one, I think painting would be a process that could turn thoughts into feelings, using form and colour to create meaning. Fischl, and Schnabel are able to do this. Fischl's one hell of a genius at seeing the human condition and portraying it on canvas. Fischl clearly loves the texture and sensuous nature of paint. I've read in one of the many art catalogs I've got at home that he works from photographs. The first time I read this, I said to myself, "Wow!"


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