With Death as a Fiddler Artist: Arnold Böcklin Completion Date: 1872 Style: Symbolism Genre: self-portrait Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 75 x 61 cm Gallery: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
David A. Leffel (selfportrait).David A. Leffel (American, born 1931) is a twentieth-century artist who paints in the classic Flemish/Dutch old master style, much in the manner of Rembrandt or Chardin. His subject matter is still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and figures, but the real subject of his work is the light as it gently drifts from one object to another. It pauses here, then moves on. Light is, in fact, what Leffel calls “the concept” of the painting.