At first I wanted to call this painting La Belle Julia, because the look of her eyes remembered me on the famouse painting La Belle Ferronnière from Leonardo.
I hope someone else without any personal relation will enjoy the harsh beauty of her look.
SBS - Stan Bert Singer | in 17 Words|
"Who is able to see the dignity of woman - who to preserve it - who to depict it?"
Born: In Austria near Vienna in a small village.
From the beginning interest in art and especially in drawing.
1980s: Beginning of study of architecture and drawing painting at the University of Vienna on Karlsplatz. Near the Secession, under Prof. Arch. R. Göschl. Vienna
Study trip to Venice. Watercolor painting and drawing.
Degree Dipl.-Ing. Architecture in the 1990s
"I am fascinated by femininity and influenced by the old masters and their painting techniques. My works show the beauty, but also the vulnerability, exploitation and consumption of women as commodities and 'used'. With the means of painting, I want to give back to women their dignity - I am not interested in striking provocation, but in beauty and appreciation with subtle criticism."
My themes, messages or theories behind my work?
True art comes from skill, and skill comes from practice and practice.
My themes relate to the beauty, eroticism, dignity and suffering of women. Women have been exploited as commodities since ancient times, as slaves, courtesans, advertising media, objects of pleasure - commodities. In the present day in countless photos ranging from erotic to pornography. With my works, whose foundations partly come from erotic internet sites, I would like to refer to this and, with the help of painting, raise the image as a mass commodity to an art object with value and dignity, thus giving the young girls and women back their dignity.
Of course, this subtle criticism is not the theme of all my paintings - often I am simply concerned with the beauty and grace of the woman.
Can you tell us something about your artistic approach? (Style, medium and specific techniques.)
In the beginning there is always the subject, which needs a thorough examination - especially in portraiture.
Details and atmosphere are very important to me. I have therefore developed a technique called "Dietra Aria" technique, which means "behind the air".
It is a kind of sfumato technique, the pictures are detailed but still somehow "blurred", just as natural vision is - In the normal way of seeing there is no "photorealism" existing.
I hope I was able to give a good insight into my approach.
Stàn Bert Singer