Muse – 3, Oil and mixed media on wood, 48 x 48 cm, 2019 by Rosanna C.

About the work:

Borrowing from the archives of Edwardian poster girls, I reexamine prevalent images of popular women whose faces served as muses, or to sell commodities and cosmetics. Although most of the works are in oil, the use of various materials, texts and imagery is integrated into the surface. This superimposition or “pastiche” situates the image in a new framework, placing its meaning and interpretation within a contemporary context.