Love letter to Bernini ll and more art by Georgia Mallin

Love letter to Bernini ll, 2021
63 x 36 x 1 cm (h x w x d)
GBP 500
for sale

Bernini's sculptures in the Villa Borghese are some of my favourite artworks of all time. They are exquisite: sensuous, strong, delicate and powerful. They tell stories that have endured for centuries, endlessly reinterpreted by the generations who inherit them. I long to touch these sculptures, to marvel in my fingertips at the fragile leaves and tendrils of hair, and feel for myself how the cool stone has been given the soft forms of flesh.

This painting is testament to my love for them, and also a reimagination of this scene from the myth of Hades and Persephone. Instead of only rapacious pursuit and the desperation to escape, I wanted the possibility of play, a lovers' embrace.

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other works by Georgia Mallin

Weight of water, 2020
24 x 16 x 1 cm (h x w x d)

Poolside, 2021
136 x 106 x 1 cm (h x w x d)

Weight of water, 2021
170 x 100 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
Oil on canvas

In xanadu, 2021
61 x 51 x 1 cm (h x w x d)

The fantasy feminine, internal..., 2021
172 x 92 x 1 cm (h x w x d)


more from The Essential School of Painting

Shardae Rose , 2021
66 x 87 x 2.5 cm (h x w x d)
Oil on canvas

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12 x 8.5 inch (h x w)
ink and gouache on paper

Brian, 2021
17 x 16.5 inch (h x w)
paint and collage

Peasant, after Cezanne, 2021
32 x 46 x 2 cm (h x w x d)

Blind Drawing, 2021
33 x 28 x 0.2 cm (h x w x d)


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