Title: Look Back
Size: 18” x 14”
Medium: Oil and copper leaf of canvas board (Original unframed)
Collection: ART DECO
The Art Deco period has been a fascination for me following a trip to Miami a few years ago, where I became enchanted by the amazing architecture designs and the use of metal finishes. I often wonder what it must have been like to have lived during these times. To have experienced the life-style, the people, and the music. So, creating a collection which captures the era by using burnished copper leaf and monochrome in harmony was key.
Whilst researching art deco reference material, these two amazing ladies instantly captured my heart. So, who are they?
Eleanor Helene Emma Gutöhrlein (18 August 1909 – 7 June 1997) and Karola (Karla) Elisabet Charlotta Gutöhrlein (born 9 September 1910) were German-born sisters who danced and acted together in several 1930s films. They were sometimes billed as "The Sisters G". They were often seen as twins despite being born 1 year apart.
Not only do the eyes draw you into this piece, they also follow your every movement around the room in quite a seductive way. You can image Eleanor and Karola shooting you this “over the shoulder” look as they walk past you. Maybe having overheard your comments, or simply wondering why you haven’t bought them a drink yet as they head for the dance floor.