Resting II (2005) by Aaron Shikler

Resting II - Aaron Shikler - 2005

Artwork Information

TitleResting II
ArtistAaron Shikler
Art MovementNew Realism

About Resting II

The artwork “Resting II” by Aaron Shikler was created in 2005 and is a notable example of the New Realism art movement. It falls within the genre painting category, which typically depicts scenes of everyday life. Shikler’s work in this piece reflects a style that is characterized by a high degree of representational accuracy and attention to detail, often used to portray ordinary scenes with a newly insightful perspective.

The artwork presents an outdoor scene of tranquility and repose. Two figures are depicted: one lies flat on the ground, face turned away from the viewer, clad in warm-hued clothing that blends with the natural tones of the setting. The other figure sits upright, draped in a flowing white garment that provides a stark contrast to the landscape’s palette and the other figure’s attire. The horizon is rendered with minimal detail, primarily consisting of soft gradients that subtly signify the boundary between earth and sky. The artwork captures a moment of serene contemplation or rest, inviting viewers to reflect on the quietude and simplicity of the scene before them. The brushwork, while detailed, does not distract from the overall sense of peace and stillness that the painting conveys.

Other Artwork from Aaron Shikler

More New Realism Artwork

Scroll to Top