Grace Rhonda Nyberg Analysis

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A painting by Rhonda Nyberg titled, "Grace" mainly focuses on an older gentleman who is seen in the painting. The man appears to be higher in age perhaps around seventy years old. His hair is mostly white with a few strands of gray mixed within. On his chin sits a rather large beard that covers the lower portion of his face including his upper lip. The man 's skin looks weathered from time and is slightly pale, while his cheeks are rosy. His shirt is a forest green and navy blue plaid patterned long sleeve flannel. From looking at the painting it is clear to see that the man is seated at a table with his elbows rested on the surface. His two frail hands are folded together and pressed against his forehead, as if he is bowing his head in prayer. Placed on the table in front of him is a loaf of bread with one end cut off, a bowl containing liquid of brown color, a knife which is right next to the bowl, a thick bible with a green cover, and laying on top of the bible is a pair of glasses folded, laying upside down. The wall beside the man is a brown color with light reflecting on it.

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The photo was taken in 1918 in the small town of Bovey, Minnesota. The man featured in the picture is Charles Wilden who was an elderly peddler. At the time Enstrom was putting together a portfolio to take to a photography convention and was looking for one to show that people had lots to be thankful for. Charles Wilden was asked to sit at the table where a Bible, glasses, bread, a bowl, and a knife were arranged in front of him. Wilden was a natural and struck a pose that surprised Enstrom. The picture was printed in black and white or in a brown tinted color at the beginning. However, Rhonda Nyberg who is Enstrom 's daughter began painting the picture with oil paint. After Nyberg began painting the interest in the picture increased

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