Pour le Plaisir | Pascale Taurua | 2019

The empowering Pascale Taurua returned in November 2019 with two striking limited edition artworks from her Pour le Plaisir collection. Both of the portraits were beautifully hand-finished with gold leaf, adding a touch of glamour. These glistening masks symbolise her belief that we “convey an image of ourselves that is a façade”, hiding our true self to conform to societal codes. We also have a suite of original artworks available. Get in touch to find out more. 

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Behind the mask

Pascale begins each portrait by drawing several different facial expressions. She believes an understanding of the asymmetry of the human face is essential for mastering a portrait. Once she has captured the face, she creates a sketch in charcoal, pencil or oil before starting to paint. Following this, the gold leaf is delicately applied.

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