Edinburg based artist Sarah Muirhead (covered here)
portrays every day people in her mottled, figurative acrylic paintings.
The watercolor-like quality of her art lends to her keen observations
of the body and skin tones. Muirhead elaborates on her style choice in
her artist statement: “The
quality of flesh, its contrasting textures and tensions, the density
and potential of muscle and the irregularity and dimples in fatty tissue
are important in the way I want to describe any given subject. I want
the bodies I paint to be a strange mixture of lurid, glistening
attraction and true empathic realism avoiding elegant cliches.” She
continues her unique exploration of the figure in “Bonded,” which opens
today at Leyden Gallery in London.
Jan van Eyck aka Johannes de Eyck (Flemish, ca. 1390–1441, b. Maaseik, Belgium) - Blühende Sträucher und Pflanzen (Flowering Shrubs and Plants), 15thc Paintings: detail of the polyptych of Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (The Ghent Altarpiece)