50 x 70 cm | 18 x 25 in
Original painting in ink and watercolour on cartridge paper.
"The blue ink is an antique ink 'Figea inchiostro stilografico Bleu Brillante' from 1919 I love the use of this antique ink in contemporary watercolour drawing."
Sonja de Graaf’s paintings swell with bella figura; aesthetic forms and dancing gestures celebrate youth, beauty and energy. Photographic sources become animated by paint and flavoursome textures are re-rendered with broad sweeps of colour.
De Graaf’s zest for life is evident in her painting. This Dutch artist honed her skills at LABA Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, and then as assistant to the renowned installation artist, Vittorio Corsini.