It’s Chopin’s Birthday

I painted this androgynous face and was told it looked rather like a 19th century composer. So I gave him a body and keyboard — my Chopin.

Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849).

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(12″ x 18″ sharpie® marker and watercolor on shizen® 100lb. rough rag paper)
Displayed artwork © 2013 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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8 responses to “It’s Chopin’s Birthday

  1. Kim: i love this! i think you should start doing political cartoons! you have such a unique style. thank you for posting this! 🙂

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  2. I think this is just terrific!!! Would you do me on my 200th Birthday?

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  3. But first she has to do mine at 99. You’ve caught my impression of this young romantic who died much too young.

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  4. Great warmth and depth. I think his eyes are following me around the room!

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