(Last Updated On May 25, 2022)
Les Bryant is a realist painter who recently produced a series of works entitled “Memories of Childhood Never Fade”. The one below has a bit of a collage-like quality with discrete figures placed in the scene. As an extra bonus, there is an image showing the work in progress.
This was rendered from a photograph, which was one of many delightful ones. The family were not bound by clothes, but they were very close-knit and self sufficient. We used to communicate regularly, but we sort of lost track in the last few years. Thank you for sharing this wonderful image, that took me back over a decade and brought a smile to my face.
This is one of the things that delights me: the memories many of these images evoke. Thank you, -Ron
Just to add to your post, in his Flickr profile Bryant tells a story behind this work and says that the setting was a clothing optional beach in Jamaica. In comments he also recalls that someone made complaints about it to Flickr staff and discusses the censorship issues.
Father-and-daughter images have a special charm, just like mother-and-son images.
I was instantly reminded of THIS picture:
and THIS one:
An afterthought, upon re-reading my old comment:
Perhaps I should have said parent-and-child images in general.
One example is this German postcard, which I believe was once mentioned on the site:
Another example, though strictly speaking outside the purview of this site, was a beautiful photograph by the late Jacqueline Livingston of her son and her husband lying naked together.
I had watched this picture from a late Australian site called Novel Activist. The site’s owner had posted so much information related to little girls in art and even some issues about sexuality. The site included both well-known painters and photographers like Balthus or Graham Ovenden and less known people like South American and Asian painters.
Yes, I only realized recently that the site was defunct. Since the owner’s goal was research for writing novels, he eventually found it cumbersome and expensive to maintain. There is an archive and I have not doubt some reader has a recent download so we can salvage the more valuable bits and post them on Pigtails. I will say more about it in the next Maiden Voyages. -Ron