Fading Beauty

Oil on canvas
60cmx45cm
Ever wonder what inspired an artwork?
This is the very first painting I produced before I eventually committed to my current project, which explores how ageing is viewed by ourselves and others. I became concerned about how the press and adverts continually impose an ever youthful and bland idea of beauty, totally ignoring the beauty that comes with every line, blemish or scar. I began to look more closely at how plants age, hoping to use images like these as a metaphor for my work. This painting was the first macro image where I highlighted the rich varied palette that comes with age, defining the wonderful beauty that only ageing brings.
This painting is currently for sale. For more details, click on 'Art for Sale.'
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Date:
10/02/15
Location:
Photographer:
Julie Rawson

Fading Beauty

Oil on canvas
60cmx45cm
Ever wonder what inspired an artwork?
This is the very first painting I produced before I eventually committed to my current project, which explores how ageing is viewed by ourselves and others. I became concerned about how the press and adverts continually impose an ever youthful and bland idea of beauty, totally ignoring the beauty that comes with every line, blemish or scar. I began to look more closely at how plants age, hoping to use images like these as a metaphor for my work. This painting was the first macro image where I highlighted the rich varied palette that comes with age, defining the wonderful beauty that only ageing brings.
This painting is currently for sale. For more details, click on 'Art for Sale.'
Ref:
Date:
10/02/15
Location:
Photographer:
Julie Rawson