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Madame Gruau used to be a secret agent Painting

Saskia Serle


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 15.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 D in

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About The Artwork

In the seventies when I was in my teens, my mother had a subscription on a beauty magazine called Pour Vous Madame. Every once in a while the cover was enhanced with an illustration made by René Gruau. They fascinated me because of their positivity, elegance and restrained beauty. My desire to become like that was a fact. I wanted to become beautiful and make a man happy. Every month I looked out for the new cover to collect. Over the years I struggled with my own visionary and artistic development and every now and then, as a consolation these images would pop up in my head and made me feel better. It was only after he passed away that the idea came up to honour him with my humble paintings in order to keep his legacy alive for the next generations. Dear mister René Gruau, thank you for making us feel great and beautiful.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 D in

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Dear reader, thank you for looking at my work. I graduated as a graphic designer in '86 at the Royal Art Academy of The Hague in the Netherlands. Since that time I've developped myself by seeking adventures in painting, working with new media and organising larger art projects, working with many people. I use bright colors though I enjoy subtle colors just as much. I make abstracts with a touch of realism. The last 17 years I developped a specialism in Photography. I make most of the photographs myself, others I pick from the internet and alter them in a computerprogram. I live to learn, love and take care and I give it back in a "window story". My wish is to bring all kinds of people together, make them look and think in different directions, in order to experience a moment of surprise and happiness.

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