Artist's description:

I was inspired for this piece by Tintoretto's portraits, where there is something dramatic around the subject, thanks to the use of dark patches of colors and sharp contrast between light and shadow accentuated in the flesh. Black coat, degraded background still darkish, give a tone of tragedy overall. However the figure is smiling. It is not a smile of joyless or pleasure, it is a smile of serenity, even tender. This smile is the focal point of the painting, the big irony, a ray of hope after the storm.

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Self-portrait (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Esperanza Cuartero from United Kingdom

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