Isolation #2 - BEST IN SHOW, June 2020Save Favorites
This expressive portrait can be interpreted in various meanings: environmental issue or the isolation during a pandemic.
Name of Artist: Lena Krashevka
Width (inches): 27
Height (inches): 39
Style or Genre of Painting: Representational: Figurative / Other
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Rick J. Delanty, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "I’m always interested in imagery I’ve never seen before, and that which is impactful. Personally, I gravitate toward Beauty in my own work, but I also admire an unusual concept and the beauty of a concept well-executed. I would not describe this image as beautiful, because we are looking at a severely distressed subject, one that appears to be aptly chosen for our current troubled times (I’m thinking right now of 'Raft of the Medusa' by Gericault, and the painter’s selection of that subject for that time). But it is that this distress is so clearly communicated, in the quality of the drawing, creation of texture in the process of painting, appropriately-chosen color, and underlying value pattern. I feel the absence of oxygen, withdrawal of freedom, and imminent tragedy, all in the way that the artist has portrayed the model, made the marks, and manipulated our attention. The subject may be in trouble, but this artwork is not."