|Dimensions||2.5 × 47.5 × 47.5 in|
47.5×47.5 inches (Height x Width)
Resentimiento y desafío – Latex on Canvas 47×47 inches
Latex paint water based (lasting colors and environmentally responsible) on canvas. Brush and spatula. Protected with a layer of Matt Varnish (UV-Ray protection). Handcrafted canvas in wooden frame (2.5in thick – It might come with some small imperfections from the materials).
Words from Art Curator Francesca Catarincchia:
“In the work under examination, he portrayed the model in a pose without doubt particular and contemporary. The bust, of which only one shoulder is visible, is represented in profile, but the face of the young woman is facing the viewer and is framed up and down by her own hands. The right hand is leaned under the chin, covering part of the right cheek and lips, while the left hand is placed above the head. The background disappears, it’s not what the artist is interested in, and instead we find some wide stripes of color. Mau skilfully mixes, with the brush and the spatula, different shades of red, a color symbol of strength par excellence and that in its darker shades is usually associated with strong emotions such as anger. This color is the real protagonist of the composition. Even the hair, eyes and skin of the young woman are of a different shade of red so as to better represent the feeling of resentment and defiance. The latter, however, is also given by the intense look of the girl. Mau, in fact, was able to visually and immediately represent these strong and corrosive feelings also through the expression of the model, an expression worthy of the Realism of the mid-19th century, a realism that eliminates idealization and embellishments and makes faces appear as they are. Human faces have no secrets for the Chilean artist.”