Ronald Reagan (1980) by Aaron Shikler

Ronald Reagan - Aaron Shikler - 1980

Artwork Information

TitleRonald Reagan
ArtistAaron Shikler
MediumOil on paper
Dimensions95.3 x 72.4 x 7cm
Art MovementNew Realism

About Ronald Reagan

The artwork titled “Ronald Reagan” is a portrait crafted by the artist Aaron Shikler in the year 1980. Executed with oil on paper, this piece belongs to the New Realism movement and measures 95.3 x 72.4 x 7 cm in dimension.

The artwork portrays a male figure standing at a three-quarter angle with his hands on his hips, exuding an air of casual confidence. He is wearing a denim shirt with rolled-up sleeves and well-fitted jeans, accented by a sizeable belt with a prominent buckle. The subject’s stance and attire suggest a combination of approachability and authority. The painting is characterized by its realistic representation, capturing the nuances of texture in the clothes and the subtle expression on the subject’s face. The color palette is restrained, featuring primarily tones of blue and flesh, which underscores the quiet dignity of the portrait. The background is minimal, almost blending into the figure, focusing the viewer’s attention solely on the subject of the painting. Overall, the artwork is a quintessential example of the artist’s prowess in New Realism, encapsulating the personality of the figure with both respect and intimacy.

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