Reflections 3 (2020)
The portraits in these series capture a moment in time that the subject's gaze is caught in contemplation. The artist wants to invite the viewer to make their own connection to what the women in the portrait are thinking and feeling. As the saying goes We Try To Hide Our Feelings, But We Forget That Our Eyes Speak
In "Reflections 2," the artist masterfully combines the grace of the Renaissance period with a contemporary touch, creating a mesmerizing fusion of old and new. The delicate brushstrokes and attention to detail infuse the painting with a sense of timelessness, drawing the viewer into the subject's world. The green flowers adorning her crown symbolize growth and renewal, while her contemplative expression sparks curiosity about her inner journey.
The girl's innocence is palpable, and her rosy skin suggests a youthful vitality that contrasts with the depth of emotions visible in her eyes. Wrapped in the cream-colored shawl, she exudes both vulnerability and strength, capturing the complexities of human experience.
"Reflections 2" invites us to reflect on our own emotions and thoughts, encouraging a shared exploration of the universal human condition. The fusion of the subject's gaze, the artist's skill, and the viewer's imagination creates a powerful connection, leaving us captivated and yearning to uncover the untold stories behind her contemplative eyes.
Reference Image: Rudi Huisman
Oil on Cotton Linen