This artwork is a Post-Picasso reaction/comment (see the reference in the additional images), it belongs to my "commenting on Picasso series". I was drawn by this subject (one of the portraits Picasso did to Marie Thérèse Walter) mainly because of its color palette and composition. I enjoyed exercising this color palette and the strong composition.
It is called "on the edge", because, how to say it more properly.. this is one of my best "hidden secrets": my partner, Roxana, always has a last word regarding all my major artworks. No important artwork is published without her "green line". She posses a 6th sense, and her perspective and comments are always more than welcomed. Well, regarding this artwork, she said that - if there wouldn't be some brush strokes and accents in a specific area, everything would fall down. But they are just in the right place, therefore in these details lies my "genius".
Completed in Ronda, June, 2016
- the exact size is 119 x 85 cm / 46.41 x 33.15 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.
Picasso, cubism, expressionism, energetic figure painting, one of a kind art, Marie Thérèse Walter, Picasso inspired, bold large format acrylic painting, girl, gestural brushwork, de Kooning, color palette mastering, intense, new figurative painting, woman, portrait, face, figure painting
acrylic, varnish, acrylic markers, canvas