Artwork Description

Inspired by the unusual canvas collaged with original 1947 medical notes on blood transfusion and haemoglobin, I chose to create, in mixed mediums, a seated, middle aged woman wearing a single rose in her hair, perhaps reminiscing of earlier times. During the course of my work I applied red ink to the flower at which point it dripped, without provocation, in the direction of the subjects arm! A 'transfusion' had occurred. Consequently I added more red to her chair, then highlighted each word in the collage related to blood or transfusion. Thus giving the image a balance of colour and poignant narrative


Keywords: profile, body, portrait, woman, sitting, bleeding, medical, study, rose, transfusion, black, red, yellow, life drawing, figure, female, nude

Portrait Study - 'Bleeding Rose'

$570
Original drawing by Glenda Pitt
Materials
Mixed mediums: inks, gouache, charcoal, collage papers, graphite and pastel.
Size
W:61cm x H:91.5cm x D:2.5cm
unframed, signed by artist on front, stretched canvas, slightly delicate on edges where collage may lift from canvas.
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    • Artwork Description

      Inspired by the unusual canvas collaged with original 1947 medical notes on blood transfusion and haemoglobin, I chose to create, in mixed mediums, a seated, middle aged woman wearing a single rose in her hair, perhaps reminiscing of earlier times. During the course of my work I applied red ink to the flower at which point it dripped, without provocation, in the direction of the subjects arm! A 'transfusion' had occurred. Consequently I added more red to her chair, then highlighted each word in the collage related to blood or transfusion. Thus giving the image a balance of colour and poignant narrative


      Keywords: profile, body, portrait, woman, sitting, bleeding, medical, study, rose, transfusion, black, red, yellow, life drawing, figure, female, nude

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