Los Angeles-based surrealist Alexandra Dillon brings back to life things that people throw away in the most charming way. Dillon scavenges worn out paintbrushes and other common objects to use them as canvases for portraits of imaginary people.
The sitter is Hermine Gallia, née Hamburger (1870 - 1936). In 1893 she married her uncle, Moritz Gallia, a government adviser who became a leading patron of the arts. In this painting she wears a dress designed by Klimt. Numerous drawings exist for the composition of this work, and several alterations are visible to the naked eye, much of the figure's contour having been altered. In 1903 the painting was shown in an unfinished state in the Klimt-Kollective exhibition. [Oil on canvas…
Henrik Uldalen @henrikaau | Websta This image is very powerful as it reflects upon death and the smoke like effect looks almost as though the soul is leaving the body. It mirrors the mind drifting into unconsciousness and away from reality.
Georges Seurat | Embroidery; The Artist's Mother | The Met
This tranquil portrait of the artist’s mother, Ernestine Faivre, is a tour de force of modeling in Conté crayon, Seurat’s favorite graphic medium. The work is drawn entirely without line in tonal passages of velvety black