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
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This is brilliant. I have a standard poodle and I have never seen one captured so well in art. And I love the philosophical perspective. The heart is beautiful too- you are hugely talented