The Keeper of Knowledge


Oil Painting The Keeper of Knowledge (2022) by Igor Shulman

Size: 19.6 W x 27.5 H x 2 D in / 50 x 70 cm x 5 cm

Style: Impressionistic
Subject: Still life

Technique: Oil on Canvas
Framing details: Artwork rolled and sent in a tube, stretching and framing available on request

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You should have thought that this harmless kitten was the keeper just because it is sitting on a stack of books? No matter how we look at it, we all recognize a book as a source of knowledge. One may remain in one’s ignorance.

There could be another option, and I could be wrong. There could be another way of thinking. If so, let it be so. The real stern and intimidating keeper has just stepped out for a minute.

I like that interpretation.

I like that you have an imagination and that there’s a reason for using it. It is great that this painting has made you think of something.

Perhaps you will be excited even more than I dreamed you would be.
The other option could possibly be that this kitten leaves no trace in your memory and you remain quite indifferent while observing this painting.

Either way, this work is finished, and only you can judge whether it has succeeded.

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Still Life

Beschreibung des Ölgemäldes

Beschreibung des Ölgemäldes

Hätten Sie gedacht, dass dieses harmlose Kätzchen der Wächter ist, nur weil es auf einem Bücherstapel sitzt? Wie auch immer wir es betrachten, wir alle erkennen ein Buch als Quelle des Wissens an. Man kann in seiner Unwissenheit bleiben.

Es könnte eine andere Möglichkeit geben, und ich könnte falsch liegen. Es könnte eine andere Art des Denkens geben. Wenn dem so ist, dann soll es so sein. Der wirklich strenge und einschüchternde Wächter ist gerade für eine Minute herausgetreten.

Mir gefällt diese Interpretation.

Ich finde es gut, dass du eine Fantasie hast und dass es einen Grund gibt, sie zu benutzen. Es ist toll, dass dieses Bild dich an etwas erinnert hat.

Vielleicht wirst du sogar noch begeisterter sein, als ich es mir erträumt habe.
Die andere Möglichkeit wäre, dass dieses Kätzchen keine Spuren in deinem Gedächtnis hinterlässt und du beim Betrachten des Bildes ziemlich gleichgültig bleibst.

Wie auch immer, dieses Werk ist fertig, und nur Sie können beurteilen, ob es gelungen ist.

Description de la peinture à l'huile

Description de la peinture à l'huile

Vous auriez dû penser que ce chaton inoffensif était le gardien juste parce qu'il est assis sur une pile de livres ? Quelle que soit la façon dont on le regarde, nous reconnaissons tous un livre comme une source de connaissance. On peut rester dans son ignorance.

Il pourrait y avoir une autre option, et je pourrais me tromper. Il pourrait y avoir une autre façon de penser. Si c'est le cas, qu'il en soit ainsi. Le vrai gardien, sévère et intimidant, vient de sortir pour une minute.

J'aime cette interprétation.

J'aime que vous ayez de l'imagination et qu'il y ait une raison de l'utiliser. C'est formidable que ce tableau vous ait fait penser à quelque chose.

Peut-être serez-vous encore plus enthousiaste que je ne l'avais imaginé.
L'autre option pourrait éventuellement être que ce chaton ne laisse aucune trace dans votre mémoire et que vous restiez tout à fait indifférent en observant ce tableau.

Quoi qu'il en soit, cette œuvre est terminée, et vous êtes le seul à pouvoir juger si elle est réussie.

Descrizione del dipinto ad olio

Descrizione del dipinto ad olio

Avreste dovuto pensare che questo innocuo gattino fosse il custode solo perché è seduto su una pila di libri? Non importa come lo guardiamo, tutti riconosciamo un libro come fonte di conoscenza. Si può rimanere nella propria ignoranza.

Potrebbe esserci un'altra opzione, e potrei sbagliarmi. Potrebbe esserci un altro modo di pensare. Se è così, che sia così. Il vero custode severo e intimidatorio è appena uscito per un minuto.

Mi piace questa interpretazione.

Mi piace che tu abbia un'immaginazione e che ci sia una ragione per usarla. È bello che questo quadro ti abbia fatto pensare a qualcosa.

Forse vi emozionerà ancora di più di quanto ho sognato.
L'altra opzione potrebbe essere che questo gattino non lasci traccia nella vostra memoria e rimaniate abbastanza indifferenti mentre osservate questo quadro.

In ogni caso, questo lavoro è finito e solo voi potete giudicare se è riuscito.

Delivery terms

Generally we deliver your orders free of charge. If however you choose to have a painting on a stretcher, we’ll have to charge you. The corresponding cost you can see in the delivery cost section.

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