Made in Krita (painting program)

The portrait blends two eras - the Renaissance (in its realism and chiaroscuro) and the present (in its use of a computer painting program). The Renaissance artists would have painted from a model - so the use of a smartphone selfie is IMO the appropriate twist.

The painting:

-Celebrates the “idea” of womanhood, one of the lost goals of art

-Celebrates western civilization

-Is introspective… lonely… the woman is in this black field

-Solipsistic - it portrays one of those weird moments where we’re alone and take that one selfie of ourselves (that uncanny moment)

-Universal - because we have *all* taken that photo

-Celebrates something of the modern feminine

-Portrays “the I seeing itself,” something elusive and mysterious

Source: Photo by R. Taylor

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