Umbrella Man On Red Ver. I #31
Acrylic on Paper
30" x 22.25"
The 'Umbrella Man' is one of Peter Max's most famous signature characters that emerged during his 'Neo-Fauve' painting period of the 1980s. Originally inspired by a famous photograph of the cellist Pablo Casals, playing his cello on the beach, 'Umbrella Man' is a Felliniesque character, with his coat, hat and umbrella rendered in a surge of colors looking into the horizon ahead.
In this 'Umbrella Man on Red' work, the artist uses his boldest of color palettes and spontaneous, expressionistic brushwork, full of unbridled motion and energy. It is one of the most striking and prominent pieces from his 'Umbrella Man' studies.