Mme Aymon (La Belle Zelie) aftern Ingres

Linda MARRINON: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Marrinon’s interest in traditional portraiture genre, the decorated body and the history of art. During the 1990s she worked predominately in clay and terracotta, sculpturing squat busts and figures with comic book simplifications. In 2002 she exhibited mock-historical portraits of which Mme Aymon (La Belle Zelie) after Ingres (2002) is the key early example. Rather than faithfully copying the original, Marrinon interprets the female portrait figure with slight adjustments to the face and clothing. This painting heralded her interest in the historical portrait genre and from 2006, the anti-heroic and accessorised figure sculpture has predominated in her practice, the plasticity of plaster allowing her to create identities whose apparel provides clues about their distinctive personality.
Mme Aymon (La Belle Zelie) aftern Ingres
Artist/Maker and role
Linda MARRINON: artist
oil on canvas
61.2 x 55.2 cm
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2014
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the paintings in our collection.