Elizabeth de Béthune Fine Art
Agnes on Headstand Bench
2010
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"
A portrait of my sister, in the house that she and her husband have renovated, surrounded by the books that they love. Agnes, a practitioner of yoga, sits on a headstand bench. The drawn elements make a transition between the illusionistic portrait space and the patterned ground and border. The slight surface texture is due to a collage layer of sewing pattern which acted as a ground for the painting.
"Tom in Eames Chair" is the companion piece to this.
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