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