Portrait of a beautiful Women

Size: 30cm x 45cm hight
Material: Oils on cotton canvas.
The woman is shown in profile but with her bust turned in three-quarter view to reveal a medallion she is wearing around her neck, in which you will perceive the sihouette of a dancing figure.

This portrait brings me to Florence and Venice, the meeting with so much art intensity.

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Inspired by the “Portrait of a Young Woman” painted by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, executed between 1480 and 1485. This painting is described as to be an ideally beautiful young woman mythologised as a nymph or goddess, The art historian Aby Warburg first suggested the painting was an idealised portrait of Simonetta Vespucci. Nicknamed la bella Simonetta, she was an Italian noblewoman from Genoa, the wife of Marco Vespucci of Florence and the cousin-in-law of Amerigo Vespucci. She was known as the greatest beauty of her age in Italy,

I painted this piece in memory of my cousin, Veronique Azan, great kathak dancer. She is dancing with all her powerful grace in the medallón of this idealised portrait. This portrait of Botticeli reminds me of all the amazingly beautiful women in my life. It is kept in Bali in the hands of a very special person.