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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers) - Madonna Mirage | Contemporary Art Art Painting
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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers) - "Madonna Mirage"

"Madonna Mirage"

Madonna Mirage
Mixed Media, US$ 368
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Madonna Mirage

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Details

Mixed Media
Acrylic, metallic paints

W: 600mm x H: 800mm x D: 25mm
W: 24" x H: 31" x D: 1"

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)

Price

US$ 368 SOLD

Scale

Person Thumbnail

Reference

P113sc

About "Madonna Mirage"

SASA awarded this painting a "Highly Commended" for Mixed Media in 2010 at their Annual Exhibition at Kirstenbosch.

This collage of faces was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (which I'd painted, apr[0xC3A9]s Leonardo, in 2006). You'll easily recognise the dominant face looking at you, and Mona's hand which is partly camouflaged with another face, as well as her pose.

This was the first time I experimented with metallic paints. They were challenging to work with due to their reflective properties, but I think it adds an interesting dimension.

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

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About Sonja

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

Life is Fragile - precious and forever changing. Loved ones pass on; friends come and go. I like to record LIFE through my painting.

By painting portraits my intention is to capture not only the outer facade, but the essence of a person - immortalising them in time. Sometimes recording a memory, life experience or validating a person's life.

I'm inspired by atmospheric portraits and the feelings conveyed through an expression, mood and the play of light & dark on interesting features.

The richness and versatility of oils is wonderful as a painting medium for the subtleties of portraiture. Gradually the work evolves until the moment when I exclaim, "Hello, look who's here!" and feel the person looking back at me from the canvas.

It's the most glorious sensation to be lost in a painting. In meditation I mix the oil paints until the colours are "just so" then brush them on the canvas - like a puzzle, piecing the face together with colour, tone, line and form ... Finding harmony with composition while discovering the person I'm striving to portray.

I also enjoy exploring new ideas and different ways of painting faces and shall continue to experiment with creative expression.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde

Price Range

US$ 67-1,645

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Exhibitions

Sonja's been an active member of SASA since 2002 and regularly participates in their Annual and Merit Exhibitions. She received a Highly Commended Award for her mixed media painting "Madonna Mirage" in 2010 at their 104th Annual Exhibition, and in 2015 a Commended Award for her oil painting "See me in a Different Light (13 faces)".

She's successfully completed numerous portrait commissions for local and international clients, including posthumous portraits from black and white photographs.

Education

Chris Ruthven, Marcelle Lyons, Michaelis (UCT)

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