Stationary Figure (1973) by Philip Guston

Stationary Figure by Philip GustonStationary-Figure by Philip Guston

What makes Philip Guston’s painting Stationary Figure a masterpiece?

– Passage of time and imminent death
– A child’s drawing… of pooling blood
– Preposterous solidity in a puff of smoke

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Why Black Sea by Philip Guston is an important painting:

• The inspiration behind Black Sea by Philip Guston.
• What’s controversial about the painting Black Sea?
• Wait a second, this is just a badly painted boot heel…