Milena Martinez

Blue Muse, 2018

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Details

Lot 25
Acrylic on canvas
36.0 x 24.0 in (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
Signed on verso

Location

This work ships from Brooklyn, United States.


Description

Piece inspired by the simple elegant silhouette of our human form.

“This graceful canvas depicts the silhouette of a nude woman emerging from a shaded blue background. Her figure, executed on unprimed canvas, seems to recall classical sculptures. The woman has no identity and her face is completely painted in white, although Martinez has emphasized her blonde hair in an elaborate chignon. The woman’s body is the protagonist of the work: her figure is delineated by a thick black contour line, and the torso exhibits stunning chiaroscuro, created by the crossing of grey and white brushstrokes with small touches of yellow representing points of light.”
- Giuliana la Monaca, student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.A. Art Business, New York