French Fortune Teller
121x76cm / 48x20"
oil on cotton canvas
private collection, Houston, Texas, USA
This bust is a recreation of the enigmatic portraits of Monsieur Ingres. A French witch of the Order of the Flower. A femme fatale who predicts the future through the discretion of her charms, more suitable for a flapper girl than for an interpreter of divination.
Heavily inspired by the work of Ingres, it is though a review of the aesthetics of the 1940s used in fashion and film. The composition is based on the solid counterpoint formed between the range of brown and blue.