Victoria's Vanitas

Victoria's Vanitas

(90 x 60 cm, oil on marouflage, Belgian linen on panel)

Frame: Patinated Gold Leaf on wood

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The posture of this lady is twisted, almost like a DNA helix, that emphasizes the matrix of life, the perfection of the female body, beauty and the inspiration of female anatomy. This painting is also an experiment to use the female landscape as a traditional still-life. Instead of rummers, girandoles or fruits, there are shown the beautiful round shapes of a lady. The clair obscure light co-works with the composition, creating beautiful diagonal lines. The intended anonymous atmosphere is emphasized by nearly abstract forms in this artwork. With this painting, Edwin has consciously chosen to represent the lady as a vanitas still-life, meaning that physical beauty is perishing, while inner beauty lasts forever.  Be pure, not plastic!