Beauty Within

South Africa

Size: 35.8 H x 24 W x 0.4 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic and Environmental on Canvas.

This painting is about the African Woman. She is strong, beautiful, resilient and yet fragile. The influence of the West is creeping in but I wanted to put across a sense of remembered inherent culture in the background.

The back-drop therefore is a mixture of African patterns, concepts and Xhosa writing to honour and remember her roots.

I have used acrylic and 'mixed media' in this painting which consists of shells, dried leaves and string.

It has a flat German Silver frame(which brings out the gold tones in the painting).

This painting changes its mood with light. I find it metamorphosizes throughout the day in varying light conditions. All of which are captivating but the most mysterious is when it is lit up at night.

Keywords: Textured Background, Portrait, Mixed Media, Gold Dress, South Africa, Cultural, Ethnic, African Woman

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Figurative, Fine Art, Realism

Mediums: Acrylic, Environmental

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Environmental Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints