Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Teresa Oaxaca, “Classical Realism: New Works”

Teresa Oaxaca
“Classical Realism, New Works”: May 6 – June 7, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 6:30-8:00 pm.
A classical duo will accompany the opening reception.

Teresa Oaxaca, In Time
Photo courtesy the Art League

Teresa Oaxaca, a young master at making the human figure come to life on the canvas, will have her recent paintings featured at The Art League Gallery in her solo exhibit, “Classical Realism: New Works,” May 6 – June 7, 2010.

The inspiration for the “icon” piece in the exhibit came after Oaxaca stumbled upon Jan Brueghel’s “Triumph of Death Over Life.”  She then sought to create her own piece incorporating a skeleton with a live figure. Oaxaca’s painting “In Time” was created via painting the model from life in her studio and then adding the skeleton by painting one from “life” at the Smithsonian.

In most of her works the classical nude is depicted. She has a strong interest in anatomy and the body, as did her favorite artists Gericault, Caravaggio, and Ribera. In some of her newer paintings and drawings one can see Oaxaca’s developing interest for Victorian-era fashion, perhaps indicating a new direction.

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