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This oil painting is a further development of the famous "Old or Young Woman" tilt painting by William Hill. With this optical illusion you can see four faces:
- "Old or young woman" (left)
- "Age or young man" (right)
Now I painted the picture in oil on canvas. It measures 70 x 100 cm. I started with it on 1 May 2019. The picture was finished on 5 May 2019. The time-lapse video shows the painting process (approx. 12 hours) in 8 minutes.
This oil painting has several layers: As a tilting image or "optical illusion" or "eye test" it focuses on the process of perception. Within the framework of artrezeption, the question arises again and again as to how uniform or different the perception of art functions - and how reliable statements about art are or can be.
On a second level, the oil painting deals with the interplay of "man and woman" and "young and old".
As an oil painting it is painted in a cubistic style. Different surfaces and forms interlock and form a two-dimensional unit in which the idea of a three-dimensional space and time are shown together - logically that this is perceived as abstract or semi-abstract.
To the "work of art" belongs beside the oil painting still another video, which shows the painting process as time lapse:
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The following video shows the painting process as a time-lapsed video.