Young at Heart

Benjamin Sharkey's avatar Benjamin Sharkey

"Young At Heart" (Work in Progress) A Gentlemen on a Triumph Cafe Racer, in Paris 72"x66"x2.5" Oil on Canvas. Is part of a 10 piece series called The Disappearance of the Gentleman. Each "Gent" is named after specific songs that, I feel, relate to the ideals and guidelines of being a gentleman. The painting is named after the song "Young at Heart" made famous by Frank Sinatra. A song that highlights the power of positive attraction. This series has many layers: as much as it is a connotation to the disappearance of the gentleman, it is also an advertisement of the suit and the gent. Most mens suit ads will often crop off the head out so that the viewer will pay closer attention to the details of the suit than the model. This allows the viewer to project either themselves or someone else into the suit with their own imagination. I'd also like to add that the crooner was my "father figure" growing up as a young boy since I didn't fit in to the normal American sports fan male mentality.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2.5 inches
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 66 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 72 inches