‘Brutta figura’ in Italian culture is when someone makes a poor showing, appears in a bad light, or makes a fool of herself. The antithesis is bella figura, something which everyone hopes to attain and is essentially just keeping up appearances.
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Brutta Figura X
I painted the small figures using the space nearby as their individual paint palette, their creation and depiction is directly influenced by their immediate environment.
Brutta Figura X includes 9 figures, heavy textures and Royère inspired marks.
Sustainable oil on canvas.
Original unframed dimensions: 100 W x 120 H x 4 cm