Schopenhauer and Atman


United Kingdom

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Size: 22.4 H x 26.4 W x 2 in

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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas and Wood.

I have painted Alfred Schopenhauer with one of his pet Poodles.

Schopenhauer had a difficult relationship with other people, and in his latter 27 years of his life, preferred the company of his pet poodle, Atman. Or to be more precise, a series of poodles, all called Atman.

In what I like to think of as a piece of German philosophical humour, Atman is the Sanskrit word for the ‘true self’, something that he searched for, through his writings, for his entire life.

Keywords: Philosopher, Philosophy, Poodle, Portrait, Schopenhauer, Dog, Academic

Subjects: Animal

Styles: Realism

Mediums: Acrylic

Materials: Canvas, Wood

Prints: Animal Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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