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The Onlookers

The Onlookers

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on gessoed paper
Approx. 18″ x 24″
What is it that compels others to gaze?…amazement?
What is it that provokes people to peer?..astonishment? Some of us get unsolicited stares no matter what we do, or what the occasion might be. “The Onlookers” is depicted mainly in forms of colored contoured planes to resemble the eyes, ears, arms, hands, and noses of so many that have found retreat in conversation or company other than their own. The forms are given a more masculine appeal to express the boldness of their gaze, and just how audacious expressions can be when others are minding your business instead of their own.

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The Blueblood

The Blueblood

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on canvas
16″ x 20″
This is somewhat of a comical approach to the style, Cubism. Infused by bold, black contour lines, the subject is made to be even bolder in demeanor, and perhaps even in status. “The Blue Blood” depicts the epitome of the A-class businessman, the “Wall Street Boss,” and the “old money” deal makers. This is characterized by the broad structure of the subject, as well as the subject’s attire. The background creates a sense of confidence and security in and imbued blue, while without obstructing the subject.

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She Wore Emeralds

She Wore Emeralds

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on panel
Approx. 40″ x 44″
A whimsical image devoid of constraint, free-spirited in the use of color and line. The emeralds which the subject is wearing play a secondary role to how the subject feels wearing them. This ideal is portrayed by the use of undulating contoured lines and vivid color.

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Resting Man

Resting Man

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on panel
30″ x 40″
The “Resting Man” is an abstracted figure simplified and characterized by
contour lines. The image is rendered in light playful strokes, which successfully develops a spherical pattern and theme.
Curved lines, and smooth application of medium have been used to translate the state of tranquility. The positive space occupied by the
image is minimal in color. Cool blues are used about the face of the figure to depict rest, sleep, and peace. The negative space surrounding the subject conveys the feeling of warmth and comfort by deeper colors and tones.

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Nude with Perfume

Nude with Perfume

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on canvas board
24″ x 48″
“Nude with Perfume” is a fashionably rendered woman enraptured by her own privy. The background is an assortment of primary and secondary hues. Her figure is elongated and gracefully curved to epitomize her femininity and flare. She holds her atomizer of perfume while admiring herself nude in her dressing room mirror. This is the allure she wishes to emanate before becoming fully adorned with apparel. She is soft, smooth, sensual, and most importantly, beautiful…just as she is confident that she was created to be.

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He Resembled Picasso

He Resembled Picasso

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on Canvas Board
Approx. 38″ x 50″
“He Resembled Picasso” is from LORD TOPH’s “Contour Fantasy Period,” which is a precursor to the style which he originated called “Empathicism.” Bold strokes, bright colors, and even the title in accordance with the subject, are all examples of what has become a pronounced aspect in his defining the style. With whimsicality, exuberant execution, and concentrated subject, “He Resembled Picasso” would be among the first paintings of the “Contour Fantasy Period” that would preeminently be the catalyst for developing his style, Empathicism.
An homage of influence respectfully entitled, “He Resembled Picasso.” This painting is named appropriately by the similarity of the subject’s face to that of Pablo Picasso. This abstracted image is executed with bold, vivid, bright primary and secondary colors. The cubistic style is fashioned about the face, and throughout the composition of the work. Although LORD TOPH substantially pronounces influence in this prominent work, he undoubtedly displays his own sense of originality and unique style.

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Her

Her

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on canvas board
16″ x 20″
An abstracted portrait of a woman simply entitled, “Her.”
This piece is perhaps one of the more definitive paintings
completed in LORD TOPH’s “Contour Fantasy Period.”
It undeniably attracts the viewer by the pronounced gaze
of distinguished eyes placed about the woman’s abstracted
face. The use of black contour lines assist in detailing the image in a stylized fashion creating a unique depth.
“Her,” is likely to be a significant female figure in, or of the artist’s life. The image is portrayed in a
traditional three quarter angle, common in traditional portraiture.

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Spring Courtship

Spring Courtship

“The Contour Fantasy Period”
Oil on canvas
16″ x 20″
The Spring begins with playful banter, frolicking, and laughter. All the trimmings of a splendid courtship are exhibited throughout this painting. From the high-spirited brush strokes, to the bright vivid colors, to the simplified rendering of the figures; flirtation is illustrated through the curvature and elongated figures. “Spring Courtship” innocently blends the influence of both Impressionism and Expressionism.

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