Sweet Venus

Hamish Blakely
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A limited edition hand-varnished canvas on board by popular artist Hamish Blakely.

This piece is inspired by 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velázquez, who was one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. 

Hamish says: “Commenting on our social media craze of 'look at me' narcissism, my Venus is far more self-conscious and camera hungry. As if not erotic enough, she bares her tattooed body with grace but also a yearning for attention and admiration.

"She is a modern Venus, prey to the frivolity of Instagram and selfie culture which has her unabashedly posing with a Coke can and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. The cherub is also adorned with a Dolce & Gabbana arm cuff, so she is not alone in her advertising of designer labels.”

Image size: 33.9in x 28.7in 86.0cm x 73.0cm
Framed size: 41.3in x 36.2in 105.0cm x 92.0cm
Edition size: 50
Subject: Figurative

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