Alison Blickle Artwork cleverly clothes the female body with nature-inspired patterns. Her work takes the realistic nudes and makes them whimsical by creating abstractions on their bodies through patterned coverings.
The paintings are a modern twist on past works. Each of the faces in these female portraitures resemble 1940s film stars. Blickle gives the subjects vintage hairstyles that look as though they actually used pin curls, an elegant style that recalls American film star Veronica Lake. While the lighting illuminates the faces and bodies in a Renaissance manner, the poses resemble the press shots of Hollywood film actresses. Yet, Blickle takes these glamorized portraits and naturalizes them by simply covering the nudes with floral patterns. The result of the mix is both tasteful and beautiful.
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