Acrylic on paper
(This is a re-post as I am still on vacation.)
I was invited to enter a show featuring paintings of women only.
On my pondering of the place of women in art, I thought of the Mona Lisa,
reportedly the most recognized portrait of a woman worldwide.
Then think of all the famous artists' who have painted portraits
of women in the hope to reach the same status.
So far none have achieved Leonardo's stature.
(I think Vermeer's Woman with a Pearl Earring is coming close)
The gallery informed me this piece was sold to a museum in Denmark.
Picasso-Portrait of Dora Maar Seated
Leonardo Da Vinci - Mona Lisa
Van Gogh-Madame Ginoux
Cezanne-Young Italian Girl
Egon Schiele-Seated Woman with Bent Knee
The hardest part of this painting was the research of paintings of women
which would conform to my vision of them sitting
together around a table...a universal theme the world over.
I started laughing when I picked the first two and even more
so at the end
I adored the way these women looked totally bored ...
They must have been muttering as they posed...will he EVER finish!
Only Mona looks content, and after this painting, I wonder why?