The Conversation

Narrative painting, open to interpretation, positioning the faces of a man and a woman (one upper left, one lower right), talking. Their expressions suggest they may be arguing. The painting’s center is a vase of colorful flowers, symbolic of happiness and togetherness, perhaps an irony, depending upon viewers’ perception of the attitudes of the couple. Painted as a representation of Malcolm’s marriage, where a couple feel free to be themselves. Malcolm lost his wife, Dee, to a lung disease soon after this painting was completed.

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Malcolm Baroway
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