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The Constable

The Constable

24" x 35", oil on masonite

large view

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in this painting was a close friend of the artist. Safran wanted to depict him in a heroic and dignified way and used a low view-point to emphasize these qualities. The unique composition is framed by the police cruiser, with the door extending straight into the viewer's space thereby pulling the viewer right into the car. The red sky sets a dramatic mood.