George Carlson -The Silent Hunter

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George Carlson -The Silent Hunter
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The Silent Hunter
Artist: George Carlson
Date of Birth: b. 1940
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 52 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 2010
Verso: Titled and dated verso
Frame/Outer Dim: 34 x 64
The title character in George Carlson’s magnificent yet lapidary oil, The Silent Hunter, is the eagle gliding at lower left, just over the lip of the crater. But the scoring, as if by giant claws, tells another story. The craters suggest ancient meteors or extinct volcano chimneys, or the kinds of scars human beings leave behind on the face of the earth. Each fissure, then, is like a wrinkle on an old face, a product of time, of history, a chapter in an old story of wear and tear and erosion, of cataclysms and periods of relative peace. Perhaps time is the true silent hunter here (after all, the eagle cries), the one that creeps up on all of us in the geological blink of our lives on this planet.
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