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Ink and Watercolor Nude with Unicorn - Charles Burdick

Ink and Watercolor Nude with Unicorn - Charles Burdick

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Watercolor: Pre 1990: Item # 1315716

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By Charles Burdick (American born 1924), this work is executed in ink and watercolor, and the sight size is 9 3/4" x 6 3/8", the mat 15 1/8" x 11 5/8". With very fine lines, all done quickly and with good detail, the image depicts a nude woman with raised arms, holding a flowing scarf, walking beside a prancing unicorn. Soft watercolor tones enhance the figures and lend a very lovely impressionist feel to the work. Burdick is known for his nudes, horses, bulls, and other figures, and works primarily with ink, watercolor, and oil, often using mixed media. He studied originally at the Rhode Island School of Design in Rhode Island, but eventually located to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League. One of his instructors was Reginald Marsh, and the evidence of his influence can be seen in the fluid and lively drawings that Burdick so deftly creates. Burdick had a studio on Cape Cod for many years, and also lived in worked in Florida. His works include allegorical images, and he has done a series on both the Peaceable Kingdom and Noah's Ark, and his dedication to the human and animal form is evident in all that he does. This painting is a fine example of his keen ability to create life and movement with simple lines and touches of color.