This painting was commissioned by Michael Huffington in 2007. It is an artistic realization of the nude where the male form is represented in all its grace and beauty. The subject, Maxx posed for Gottlieb on ten separate occassions so that Gottlieb could carefully compose the figurative movement and observe the volume and structure of the human form under his ideal natural studio north light. The signature colors of Gottlieb’s refined palette are particularly well suited to compliment the subtle harmonies of flesh tones, where glowing lights and rich shadows make the turning forms of the human body seem to live and breathe against the warm earth tones of their environment. At a life size scale, the painting is now in the permanent collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut.
- Size: 36 x 48"
- Medium: Oil on linen
- Availability: Collection of New Britain Museum of American Art, CT