jérôme hémain

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George washington death mask (2019)
Oil on Canvas (24x19.7x0.8 in)



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This artwork is part of the gallery Figuration.

Artwork Type
One of a kind
Techniques
Oil
Support or surface
Canvas
Framing
No
Signature
Signed by artist on the back
Description

The model for this painting is a black and white newspaper photography of George washington death mask. I was interest whith the relation between sculpture and painting, the painted reproduction of a sculpture. The death mask offer a direct line to it being frontal a kind of "bas-relief". In the time the mask was made the sculptor kind of carved the eyes of the person. Being George Washington it gives it a special meaning which suit the painting the story telling aspect of a painting. The painting... Read More

The model for this painting is a black and white newspaper photography of George washington death mask. I was interest whith the relation between sculpture and painting, the painted reproduction of a sculpture. The death mask offer a direct line to it being frontal a kind of "bas-relief". In the time the mask was made the sculptor kind of carved the eyes of the person. Being George Washington it gives it a special meaning which suit the painting the story telling aspect of a painting. The painting has a light smooth silky finish.

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