© Robert Jackson. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
The Apple Guy
Date: 2010
Medium: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm) frame: 42 × 32 × 2 1/4 in. (106.7 × 81.3 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds donated by Martha and Donald DeWees Foundation, 2012
Object Number: 2012-46
About: Robert Jackson incorporates humor into his paintings as a means of engaging with the viewer. The Apple Guy quotes Rene Magritte's The Son of Man (1964), in which a green apple similarly obscures the face of the artist. Jackson includes other well-known portraits and self-portraits in the trompe l'oeil ("fool the eye") composition, including works by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Jamie Wyeth.
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