Der Traum (Skinny Love) (2015)
Oil painting by Valentina Ferrarese


  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 27.6 × 39.4 × 2 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back

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Artist's description:

This portrait shows a young woman and it is part of a series of works about girls suffering of anorexia. The title of the serie is Skinny Love and inspired by a song of Birdy, who became a sort of hymn for all anorexic girls. I made a research on the web and discovered many blogs where skinny girls discuss their issues, their lifestyle, their music and style. Here they portray themselves in photos, which mostly do not show the head. I decided to try out few portraits of these girls. This particular one I love, because is so soft and creamy in a way. It is one of my first oil paintings. I wanted to compare the skinny girl with a fragile bird, you see him on the top of her head, like he would be her dream. Both asleep, with closed eyed, both in a dream (Der Traum mean The dream in german language).

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