Day Dream Ver. III #1
Acrylic on Paper
16" x 20"
With a palette of primary colors, broad planes of daring color and textured detail brushwork, the female profile of Peter Max's 'Day Dream' is perhaps the artist's most pre-eminent signature. Emerging as studies and sketches as early as 1967 and evolving through styles and mediums; the artist's profiles, with their sparse contour of simple, perfect lines, are reminiscent of the works of Matisse and Picasso.
This work also shows a cubist influence where a plane of flowers meets a blue vase in another plane, bringing different yet simultaneous perspectives to the work. A sensual and transcendent piece, the daydreaming lady, rendered with soft, fluid strokes, is content basking in a sweeping flourish and flow of expressionistically-painted leaves and blooms.