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12 Dec

Off direct object, a rejected doily...

Publié par Alice Maynard  - Catégories :  #Acrylic painting

Off direct object, a rejected doily...

 In January I received an email inviting me to take part to a selection for a local exhibition on the specific topic «direct object». Great! I thought. Unfortunately this topic hasn’t inspired me at all despite hours thinking about it… Finally I wasn’t satisfied about my artwork, artistically, technically and even intellectually speaking. Nevertheless I did the candidacy, without much conviction, and, without much surprise, I was rejected.

Even though this artwork isn’t as good as I wished, there is something funny in it, and anyway, showing you everything is the goal of this blog!

Direct object - Triptych about the doily - Acrylic on paper (40*50 cm each)

Direct object - Triptych about the doily - Acrylic on paper (40*50 cm each)

This triptych is a kind of artistic and humoristic tribute to an old-fashioned object : the doily. It was achieved with doilys really knitted by my grandmother and recovered in old boxes in her attic.

 

Mona Lisa Portrait

Mona Lisa's Knitting - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm
Mona Lisa's Knitting - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm
Mona Lisa's Knitting - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm

Mona Lisa's Knitting - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm

The first part of the artwork revisits the famous portrait in which Mona Lisa (by Leonardo DaVinci) is knitting a doily : it is an object of the past, an homemade and emotional object.

Still Life, a bunch of flowers

Bunch of Flowers - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm
Bunch of Flowers - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm
Bunch of Flowers - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm

Bunch of Flowers - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm

The second part shows the practical use of the doily, its interest in decorative arts, as retro and kitsch as it is!

Contemporary doily

Contemporary Doily - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm
Contemporary Doily - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm
Contemporary Doily - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm

Contemporary Doily - Acrylic on paper - 40*50 cm

In the last painting we can see the doily in a contemporary way. It is the real subject of the artwork, and its graphic symmetry is highlighted.

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