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Art of Michael Newberry

Exploring
light, love, and life.


With Jag Grossman at the unveiling of Icarus Landing

Michael and Jag Grossman at Unveiling of Icarus Landing.

Adam and Eve
oil on linen, 72 x 92 inches.
Adam, Eve, dark, light, shy or not, fresh, sinful, spark, bellybuttons, and play for a new humanity?

Arabesque - Female Couple
oil on canvas, 60 x 36 inches.
Is intimacy a part of art? Is love universal? How does a painter convey love?

Arabesque - Male Couple
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches.
Is love pretty much the same for everyone? Are some ways better than others in portraying gay intimacy? Is it possible to give the feeling of universality with this subject? Can an artist delay the viewers' reflex reaction to the subject and enable empathy first? 

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Unbearable Lightness of Being
oil on canvas, 36 x 58 inches.
When we are alone, and just feel? Free? Fearless? Full? Whiteness? Happy? 


Emerging
oil on canvas, 46 x 42 inches.
What does masculinity look like? How much depth can we create and still see? What does the male nude mean to Western Civilization? What does it say about our humanity? Does it support our individuality? Is art about the human spirit? If so, is the nude a good way to express it?



Rob
oil on linen, 28 x 22 inches.
Gaze, intake of bredth, and focus, and focus more.



Portrait of Pietros Maneos
oil on canvas, 42 x 36 inches.
Many of you know the wonderful quote: "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." Roughly attributed to George Santayana. That thought was running through my mind in doing this portrait of my friend, poet, Pietros Maneos. 

Whispers in Chan Luu's Pacific Palisades home..

Two still lifes and three smoke paintings in my Idyllwild cabin studio.

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