• Courtesy of Endre Penovac
    Courtesy of Endre Penovac
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For whom the cock crows

Serbian artist Endre Penovac's paintings of roosters capture the spirit of that hardiest of fowls using techniques reminiscent of Asia ink masters

January 25, 2017 1:06 PM (UTC+8)

The celebrated Serbian artist Endre Penovac’s paintings of roosters seem singularly apt for this Lunar New Year. Not only do they capture the spirit of the rooster, this year’s zodiac animal, but they mirror some of the aspects and technique of eastern ink masters.

Penovac’s approach is to commit as few lines and tones to paper as possible: just enough to arrive at a likeness of his subject in form and substance. His aim is to use ink to create a balance between darkness and light, density and transparency, and each brushstroke is imbued with resonance and character.

You can view more of Endre’s work on his Facebook page and at his own website: www.penovacendre.com

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