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Allegory of truth in 2023 (it’s a lie) Painting

Jennifer Goddard


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 10 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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About The Artwork

I am exploring the idea of pareidolia: seeing figures or objects in random patterns. I start with a completely unplanned acrylic ground - then rotate and study it until a form emerges, which I then paint in oil. It is where accidental meets intentional. In this case, the Allegory of Truth emerged: Truth emerges from the well as her father, Time, waits for her. In the original, she sees herself in the mirror, the Truth is revealed, Deceit is crushed, the world is saved. But it’s 2023 - Truth has become lies, lies have become truth, Deceit is flourishing as never before, Father Time is enraged, Truth is lost.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:10 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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Nova Scotia-based artist Jennifer Goddard works in oils and multi-medium drawing. She focuses primarily on the languages of the figure, drawing on 18 years studying classical dance. Her approach is either one of response or escape: the activist responds to society’s injustices and overarching themes; the escapist revels in pure colour, line and composition. A lifelong artist and largely self-taught, she studied for three summers at The Banff Centre, Alberta, and at Studio Escalier in Paris and Argenton, France (2015-16). In the interim, she studied under various teachers while pursuing a career in advertising. Her work was selected for the 2018 Circle Arts Quarterly Magazine and Manifest Gallery INDA and INPA annuals (2015-16-18). In 2014 and 2015 she was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award in London, and was selected for the Kingston Portrait Prize exhibition in 2015.

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