This is the portrait of the King Louis XVI of France. It is part of a diptych (the 2nd artwork, same-sized, will be the portrait of Marie Antoinette).
Both artworks will have a very tongue in cheek attitude, and will be related in an ironic way, through a contemporary, amusing, decorative, as well as dramatic treatment.
The way they are approached gives an instant reference to the nowadays art, in contrast to the 18th century subject.
work in progress, Cuenca, Aug., 2016
- the exact size is 155 x 100.5 cm / 61 x 39.5 inches.
- I applied to it more isolating layers of glossy final varnish.
- it has about 10 cm (3.9 inches) extra white margin on the edges, in order to be stretched on wooden frame/chassis later on.
It will be shipped rolled, in a hard tube. I recommend taking the artwork to a professional framer, in order to have it re-stretched.
Royal portrait, expressionism, energetic figure painting, one of a kind art, bold large format acrylic painting, gestural brushwork, color palette mastering, King, Queen, fashion, irony, iconic, noble, King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Bourbon, King of France, Dauphin of France
acrylic, varnish, canvas