The New One
Aaron Gilbert imbues this scene of a mother and child at bath time with a tender and peculiar intimacy. Through the spare setting, play of bodily proportions, and shallow pictorial space, the artist explores the complex psychology of family life. The image centers around the simple gesture of the mother lifting the child’s chin above the surface of the water, a sign of the bonds built during quiet moments of care and affection.
Oil on canvas
38 x 43 x 2 1/4 in. (96.5 x 109.2 x 5.7 cm)
frame (vitrine): 42 × 47 × 6 in. (106.7 × 119.4 × 15.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Funds, 2010
© Aaron Gilbert
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Aaron Gilbert (American, born 1979). The New One, 2007. Oil on canvas, 38 x 43 x 2 1/4 in. (96.5 x 109.2 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Funds, 2010, 2010.68. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.68.jpg)
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