Three studies for an allegory of painting

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Three Tikky pencil tracings laser printed onto sheets of A4 drawing paper…

The upper print, a personification of painting, is a hand drawn tracing after a digital image of an artwork by Renaissance painter Salvator Rosa.

The centre print is also a hand drawn tracing after a digital image of celebrated Japanese porn star and model Hitomi Tanaka.

Finally, the lower print is a hand drawn tracing after a digital image of a sculpture by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles. The model for Praxiteles’ 2500 year old sculpture of Aphrodite was a very famous and wealthy porn star in her day, known as Phryne.

So, I am looking to create some sort of allegory of painting that deals with notions of time, of change, of taste, of beauty, of moral values.

This work is in a very early stage developmentally.

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