Johan Andersson's recent Angelina Jolie portrait was unveiled at an auction to many arguments and split opinions. Andersson is most famous for his post-humous portrait of Amy Winehouse, which also caused a stir within the pop culture and art worlds.
This portrait has a rather sentimental backstory. Andersson's own mother suffered from an aggressive form of breast cancer and the thought that she might have to have double mastectomy had terrified the young artist. By creating a stunning portrait of Angelina Jolie post-surgery he has proven that beauty remains even after such an invasive and life-altering procedure.
Angelina Jolie's surgery has shocked the world and, just as Andersson's painting did, caused many split opinions. This portrait, however, will increase breast cancer awareness in any viewer and cause many people to re-define their idea of beauty.
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