Fading Beauty

Oil on canvas
60cmx45cm
For a closer look at this artwork see it in 2014-2015 gallery section.
Ever wonder what inspired an artwork?
In the blog I will explain the visual language in my paintings and sculptures. This week's focus is on the painting titled 'Fading Beauty.'
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.
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Date:
10/02/15
Location:
Photographer:
Julie Rawson

Fading Beauty

Oil on canvas
60cmx45cm
For a closer look at this artwork see it in 2014-2015 gallery section.
Ever wonder what inspired an artwork?
In the blog I will explain the visual language in my paintings and sculptures. This week's focus is on the painting titled 'Fading Beauty.'
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.
Ref:
Date:
10/02/15
Location:
Photographer:
Julie Rawson