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    Frank Frazetta original illustration entitled, "Windblown". (ca. 1950s) Accomplished in pencil on 13 x 16 in. brown artists' sketchbook leaf. Signed boldly at bottom right. The piece has been professionally de-acidified and mounted on Japanese paper to give it support and longevity. Executed in the early 1950s, it was drawn spontaneously at the kitchen table while Frazetta was talking to Roy Krenkel, his longtime friend. The piece was drawn on brown art paper from a standard sketchbook. A single nude woman is on a precipice and a storm is gathering. The entire composition stitches together the elemental powers of creation: wind, sky, earth, and female mystery. Frazetta is presenting the essence of the female. All the visual elements of the landscape are carefully synchronized: the dark storm clouds, the flowing grasses, the bending tree, the excited leaves, and the jutting rock promontory. Squarely centered within this turbulence is a solo female figure, seemingly unapproachable in that perilous location. She gathers together all these earthly forces and resonates with her peculiar energy. The curves of her body are beautifully proportioned, flowing, natural. Her hair is wildly mixed with the wind. A virtuoso orchestration of delicate lines gives her body a rich, erotic texture. The eye can feel all these tactile presences. The explosiveness of her body's raw sensual energy displays a half-hidden face as a mysterious counterpoint. She exposes everything to us but her "self." Originally from the collection of Doc Dave Winiewicz.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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