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Van Gogh nude, white, diagonal, with blue stripe below and flowers above
Van Gogh's Reclining Nude Sleeps in an Alpine Meadow (Odalisque series)
acrylic and pencil and collage on wood
16 x 20"

This is a continuing pursuit of my desire to make the bodies still and the context shimmer, an attempt to reverse Francis Bacon's struggling bodies and still air. I love the natural awkwardness of this figure by Van Gogh; it is endearing. But, finally, it was all Van Gogh, and I had to paint over it.