12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)
Emanuela De Musis
106.68 x 60.96 cm | 42 x 24 in
Oil on linen
"We look up at Miss Rachel and she looks down at us. Her lids are heavy with disregard, but her lips pout as though she may be inclined to tears. Does she bloom with conceit or shrink from some petty slight? Shoulders back, breast forward, head cocked, her posture passes from confidence to arrogance. She wears a prim white shirt, buttoned to the top, but is illuminated by a virginal white internal light which covers her with the humility of a Quaker. Miss Rachel, what truths do you keep to yourself? Likewise, there is a contradiction in her hands. She places them protectively, properly, on her lap, but in those relaxed fingers, is there a hint of her hidden contempt?" - Emanuela De Musis
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