This luxuriously coloured and textured oil painting by Pascale Taurua features seductive shades of white, red and blue that link to her Parisian heritage. The richly toned oils drip down the canvas, perfectly framing the model whose face is not shown. Instead, her identity is represented entirely by her fashionable clothing; a concept not unique to contemporary art!
Across art history many women had their portrait painted and the most successful of these would represent the woman's whole political, economical and social identity. The most effective way to do this was through their fashion and notable examples, such as 'Portrait of Madame X' by John Singer Seargent in 1883, have been immortalised through the striking representation of their sitter's clothing.
Bringing this tradition of empowering women through clothing into contemporary art is Pascale Taurua, whose own depictions of dress and accessories captivate viewers across the globe. This unique original artwork is then the perfect way to add a contemporary yet classical touch to your wall. Discover more work by the artist here or learn more about the relationship between and art fashion on our blog.
Media: Oil, Paintings
Subjects: Figurative, People, Portraits
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