Speaking of his painting,'The Art Collector' the artist Colin Murray says ..
I began this picture late in November 2011. It was developed after a conversation with a client of mine, an art collector who owns a number of my paintings. He liked the idea of being painted surrounded by pictures and sculptures. As he loves paintings of beautiful women we decided to make feminine beauty the theme for this picture. The space in the picture is imaginary, some of the paintings and sculptures are in his collection whilst others have been adapted by me. We thought it would be fun to have some of the paintings coming to life.
I have sifted through hundreds of images to find the material for this picture. Some of the images have been downloaded from google, others have been scanned in from various art books. And some of them are of sculptures I have photographed myself. My research has taken me to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum and the Wallace Collection. At least 4 of the images were found on ‘art of the beautiful-grotesque’, this is my favourite fine art blog.
It is pleasing for me not only that AotB~G has brought enjoyment but has also helped in the inspiration of a new artwork. And it is has in turn brought me enjoyment to see the classic imagery integrated into this great painting ☺
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Other work by Colin Murray
Nymph and Satyr – Oil on canvas – 20″ x 22″ 2005.
Death and the Maiden – Oil on Canvas -24″ x 22″ – 2011.
The Three Graces – 19” x 19” Oil on Panel 2006.
Orpheus playing to the Animals – 30” x 39” Oil on Panel, 1998.
Floating – 20” x 84” Oil on Panel, 1993.
Melting Snow in Abney Park Cemetery – 23” x 30” Oil on Panel 1989.
After the Floods – 30” x 40” Oil on Canvas 2009.
All images © Colin Murray
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