2013, oil on canvas, 85 x 96 cm (WxH), incl. self-made black wooden frame
The portrait of Figaro with the figure is painted in the classical a la prima technique. Characteristic of Martin Metzger's very long style of painting. Also, the representation in general can be described as traditional. The silhouette is like a column closed with the head as the head. The gesture with the hand does not disturb the block - it is placed in front of the body. The face or the expression of the eyes, which certainly convey decadence, as well as the pout, certainly appear to be the most important. The scene is set against a neutral white background surrounded by a black frame. The painting comes with a self-made black wooden frame.
About the artist
In addition, painting, always starting from the clear line, became more and more important. At this time the artist Oscar Asboth supported him immensely in artistic respects, which led to a strong, above all human development.
Today his stylistic elements are part of Metzger's latest paintings. For some time now he has also been working together with his wife Birgit on the "Gesamtkunstwerk". From interiors and fashion to theatre sets and performance projects. Core and starting point, however, are always his drawings or paintings, shown at about 100 exhibitions in Austria and abroad, among others for the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Most recently collaboration with the Austrian Ski Association.
Martin Metzger lives and works in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria.