Decisions, Decisions

 

2018, Acrylic finished in Oil on canvas, 525 x 500 mm.

In the style of a Florentine Renaissance profile portrait painting with a blue green background, this acrylic painting (finished in oil) portrays a modern woman. In the 1400's profile portraits were created of prospective brides with elaborate and ornate hair and costume to demonstrate the wealth of the household - almost like a police mug shot. Whereas a female was then a possession, here we show simply a person. Fine details, that previously would have been considered imperfections of the skin and not painted, are now included to more fully capture the subject, her identity, demography and geography.

Decisions, Decisions Decisions, Decisions 2018, Oil on canvas, 525 x 500 mm.

In the style of a Florentine Renaissance profile portrait painting with a blue green background, this acrylic painting (finished in oil) portrays a modern woman. In the 1400's profile portraits were created of prospective brides with elaborate and ornate hair and costume to demonstrate the wealth of the household - almost like a police mug shot. Whereas a female was then a possession, here we show simply a person. Fine details, that previously would have been considered imperfections of the skin and not painted, are now included to more fully

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