Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017)
The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice. But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse. By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there is communion to be had between creatures and people and that perspective should cause us to reflect on our individual and collective lives.
From my own experience, cows seem to be naturally curious creatures, even if they are often skittish around strangers. Brodeur seems to capture that sense of curiosity and sensitive feeling in her images.
Eloise Brodeur, “Just Another Ordinary Day” (2013)
Eloise Brodeur, “Candy” (2015)
Eloise Brodeur, “Cherries and Memories” (2016)
Eloise Brodeur, “Bisou” (2017)
Eloise Brodeur, “Vote For Me” (2011)
Image Credits: Eloise Brodeur