This exquisite piece belongs to a series of illustrative portraitures of phenomenal women artists.
Here's a rendition of a self-portrait of "the new woman" Cecilia Beaux. A nineteenth century American realist portraitist, Beaux expressed the belief that "success is sexless" during the Victorian era when women were expected to repress their sexuality. Instead of a plain background, the burst of vivid colors, the addition of highlights and nature in this artist's illustration is an attempt to promote her art style. The artwork seeks to reimagine her modern style of painting that was a combination of the best of academic training, European sophistication, and experimentation.
Artwork Size: 11.7 x 8.3 in
Framed: 17.7 x 14.3 in