This exquisite piece belongs to a series of illustrative portraitures of phenomenal women artists.
Here's a portrait of the iconic Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck who was one of the most emotionally powerful artists of the Modern era. Embodying her passion to express as much as possible with as little as possible, this painting is also a recreation of one of her self-portraits but instead of using reduced color palettes, the rendition executes a bright red background with arresting portraiture, elegant experimentation. It is an effort to inquire into her art form and the deepest recesses of her heart. This piece also attempts to revisit Schjerfbeck's admiration for simplicity and thus symbolizes the painting as a kind of memory with its life-and-death beauty.