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Fran Beallor

Album: Figures, Middle East Peace Series and Scenes 1/12

View Image Details The Date

The Date
48" x 30" oil on canvas

View Image Details Circle Dance

Circle Dance
36" x 29" oil on canvas

View Image Details Middle East Piece

Middle East Piece
40" x 36" oil on canvas

View Image Details Made in Israel

Made in Israel
24" x 36" oil on board

View Image Details Blue Glass with Lizard Pot

Blue Glass with Lizard Pot
24" x 24" oil on board

View Image Details 101st Street View / Upper West Side

101st Street View / Upper West Side
30" x 24" oil on board

View Image Details Three Questions

Three Questions
28" x 36" oil on canvas

View Image Details The Offering II

The Offering II
24" x 30" oil on canvas

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The Letter
30" x 40" oil on board

View Image Details Portrait of My Studio: The Western Wall

Portrait of My Studio: The Western Wall
72" x 108" oil on canvas (triptych)

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Jessica's Daydream
36" x 40" oil on canvas

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Stonecliffe Branches
20" x 16" oil on board

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Album Description
THE GULF WAR SERIES When the Gulf War broke out, like many people around the world, I was riveted to my TV set. I even brought the TV into my studio. Besides my Jewish cultural and familial ties, this phenomenon of a televised war was bizarrely fascinating. This fascination catalyzed a series of 5 paintings. The first two oils were still lifes: Blue Glass with Lizard Pot and Made in Israel. Later, it wasn't enough to paint objects alone; I wanted a human presence as well. So the next three, Middle East Piece, and Light Years Returning and lastly, Circle Dance became self portraits of me painting still lifes. I wore clothing and used objects from all over the Middle East to create balance and harmony. I thought, "if we can’t bring about peace in the Middle East, at the very least Arabic and Israeli objects can peacefully coexist on the canvas … with a little American intervention.” My choice of still life in hindsight is clear - war is messy, while my still lifes were an artistic attempt to bring order into the world.

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