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Grandma / 祖母 / Oma | by Matthew Felix Sun
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Grandma / 祖母 / Oma


Oil on Canvas

40" x 30"

Completed in 2003

Inventory # 2459.101.2003.11.012


© Matthew Felix Sun


For 3D Gallery presentation, please visit 3DVas (3D Virtual Art Space)


For video presentation, please visit "Sibyls" - Portraits of Old Women by Matthew Felix Sun



Winner of^painting - or see it on my ArtSlant public profile's "Awards" tab.


Published by Synchronized Chaos, an interdisciplinary art, poetry, literary, science, nature, cultural issues, and travel writing webzine, October 2009


Part of Matthew Felix Sun's Apocalypse Series


My Featured Work - Portrait Painting "Grandma"

If I have to summarize my career as an artist, I would say that the biggest achievement I’ve attained was the creation of my portrait painting “Grandma”.


"Arabesque" and Other Paintings Inspired by Literature

Looking back to my paintings inspired by literature, my Grandma remains my best creation, which was inspired by few scattered descriptions of the protagonist's peasant grandmother at various phases of her long life by Günter Grass in his fantastic novel The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) - her many layers of skirts, her peeling potatoes, the heated bricks she used to keep warm, again, underneath her layers of skirts.


This painting was inspired by passages from Günter Grass's novel The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel).


Unauthorized SFMOMA Solo Show

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is presenting an "Unauthorized SFMOMA Show", which allows people to upload images of artworks to SFMOMA website, and "all works are immediately accepted, each submission automatically constituting an Unauthorized SFMOMA Solo Show on view at SFMOMA via the same website ( ). Each exhibition starts when a work is submitted and ends when a new work is submitted."


A couple weeks later, I uploaded two oil paintings - my main endeavors, to be included in the upcoming catalogue.

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Taken on August 23, 2009