Gallery with Triptych
Oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 44 1/4 in. (76.84 x 112.4 cm)
Gift of the artist, 2002.008.02
This is a painting of art museum galleries; it’s rendered in a realistic style, but without any fine details. The walls are a warm gray and the floors are a honey-colored hardwood. The perspective is from outside of the central gallery, as evidenced by the door frame that is cropped in the foreground on the far left side of the composition. The corner of the central gallery is to the right of this frame, about one-third of the way across the canvas. On either side of this corner are two openings to other galleries. The gallery on the right has a figure who is white, with short gray hair, and wearing a long blue dress. To the right of this figure, back in the central gallery, are two white figures standing close together—possibly in conversation—looking at a large, arched triptych with a thin gold frame. Both figures have short, cropped gray hair and are wearing shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. The one on the left is wearing a denim-colored shirt and gray shorts, the figure on the right has a khaki shirt with peach shorts. The triptych they’re looking at is cropped on the right side, and the detail is blurred, but the composition is likely religious, as there appears to be an angel-type figure in the center. The other artworks visible in the galleries are difficult to make out, but they’re comparatively much smaller with golden frames.