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Mask of a Lady


artist | Philip Gurrey

2015

Painting

31 × 31 cm / 12.2 × 12.2 in

Oil on board.

This series of works explores the theme of the 'Mask'. When first reflecting on the theme, the artist's intention was to create a number of society portraits inspired by 17th and 18th century work to mirror ... Read more
Oil on board.

This series of works explores the theme of the 'Mask'. When first reflecting on the theme, the artist's intention was to create a number of society portraits inspired by 17th and 18th century work to mirror our fascination with self image today. The two works 'Mask of a Lord' and 'Mask of a Lady' reflect the aspect of our human psyche that plays with self image and prosperity.

'By researching the Scottish society painters of the 18th century I was intrigued by how similar our own images are selected and manipulated today, by ourselves, all be it in a somewhat digital manner.' Read less
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