This scene is in San Diego Art Museum in Balboa Park.
They do excellent shows and have great collections.
I love Ben Shahnâ€™s ink drawing since when I was an Art University student.
And I had never seen his original paintings till I saw this painting at the museum. What I had seen were cover of books or posters. I was so fascinated his lines and interesting images.
After I painted this painting â€œ Ben Shahn & a Womanâ€, I wanted to know about him. So I searched in Internet.
I found that he was very involved politics as a human being.
This YouTube is a good one to watch getting know him.
Art as Activism: The Compelling Paintings of Ben Shahn
As of 2012, an important part of this series is in the collections ofÂ Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
But after the Tsunami / Nuclear Power Plants accidents in 2011, they decided not show the painting, because the painting is too grotesque.
And American Museums refused to send Ben Shahnâ€™s paintings to this museumâ€™s Exhibition, because they are afraid paintings might get damage from polluted air from the Nuclear Power PlantsÂ accident.
After I looked at his works I realized that I have never seen his paintings before besides the one I painted.
I love this painting “Ben shahn & a Woman”. The way came out is just right. The lady who is looking at the painting is just right there, donâ€™t you think?