Yellow Goodbye: 365 Days of ART: Day 8

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ROBERT HOLCOMB OIL ON CANVAS (American, 20th century) This piece was untitled, but I call it “Yellow Goodbye”

 

The above R. Holcomb piece reminded me of Klimt’s The Kiss – even though they they are quite different.  

I called the above painting yellow goodbye because it seemed sad – like a parting embrace.  Do you think so? His jacket seems to imply exiting and her posture holds him dearly with a serious and almost worried vibe.  Some concern as she receives his strong hold – not necessarily in the eros vibe of Klimt’s painting (below), which depicts almost a sense of contentment in the lady, who is the one receiving the embrace. 

What is your take?

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Here are three more pieces by R. Holcomb:

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This is Day 8 of my 365 Day art Challenge. Thanks to Helen for the idea to keep going, and to A Thursday’s Child for the first seven days.  

Some days I might have to schedule the posts, but I will always be back to check in.  I have some fun ideas for a few of the posts, and reserve the right to quit at any time (you know – if I start to hate it and just need to).  In the meantime, hope you enjoyed Day #8. 


15 thoughts on “Yellow Goodbye: 365 Days of ART: Day 8

    1. Hi indah- well it should be a cake walk for me (easy-easy) if I do it the right way – or schedule posts for times of a break….
      We shall see….
      Peace 🐬🐬🐋🐋🐳🐳

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  1. I love Yellow Goodbye, Yvette. It does seem sad to me too. Strong and powerful emotion. Wow.
    Maybe you can e-publish a book after 365 days, yes? Thank you for doing it. I suggested it because I enjoyed reading it so much. This is like a Christmas gift for me! 😉
    Went out of town for a day. Now I have to go check your previous post. Have a wonderful evening. Thanks again.

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    1. Well
      xxxx
      and back to this yellow goodbye….
      Thanks for the feedback – this panting cost ten dollars at one of the used bookstores I go to – they sometimes have art – but it usually gets snatched up – there are small business people who go there to find stuff to resell.
      Some stand over the books with smart phones scanning ISBNs – anyhow – I liked the painting at the time – and that is why I took a photo – but it was way later when I realized I loved it – and the clothing feels like late 1800s ?
      Do you think? Someone said maybe he was a French solider leaving….

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  2. ‘Yellow Goodbye’ is sad to me, clinging on for one more hug and kiss…powerful… emotive. And usually I’m not keen on yellow, but this really suits the mood…

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  3. Dont kill me but Yellow Goodbye was a sinister vampire sucking blood for me until you said it was a sad parting 😁 And similarly, the second one also I would have never identified as a kiss or if at all – a man kissing a building😠 See my problem? Too pragmatic and no sense of art. But I am learning – hopefully!

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    1. Oh thanks DawD- and yuck – that could be what you said with yellow goodbye- ew….
      And I was never a Klimt fan – his work is busy to me and I never liked the essence imbued – however – Sylvia’s daughter painted some amazing Klimt like pieces that I meant to link to this post, and will go back in and add. So talented – the daughter and Klimt. But in Klimt’s details – use of color – and full compositions give a lot of visuals….
      And kissing a building ? Never thought of that – my issue is with the posture

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