Beauty by Martha de Cunha Maluf-Burgman

“Beauty” is oil on linen painting, 80 x 80 cm. The model expresses simplicity, harmony, serenity and young and pure beauty.

5 Comments on “Beauty by Martha de Cunha Maluf-Burgman”

  1. I appreciate your skill in working with oil paint. The freedom and loose action in the background is very pleasing and your technique on the realistic portrait of the beautiful lady is also commendable. I find two sources of lighting in the composition. The one source being on the woman and the other under the chair. It is as if there are two light bulbs shining; one from the side and the other from the front. I honor your creative process and perhaps you intended this. The overall composition is very interesting. Thank you for your submission and I hope to see more of your art work.

  2. The figure is well executed and the background beautifully enhances the figure with color and proportion. I also like the way the background diminishes the impact of the chair back. The floor colors and light values add to the flow of the entire work. I would like to see half the length of the chair legs disappear as they slightly diminish the impact of the figure. With their dominance reduced the figure would be pulled forward and become even more effective. This is a beautiful work Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. An atmosphere painting, dreamy. With a pinch of colonial nostalgia? I like your warm harmony of colors found into natural materials, pine wood & mahogany. Your backgrounds seems to me often like a void hard to fill up; With such an important surface they could be considered like a painting in itself. An additional space would have been welcome to free up the figure from the upper strecher. The subject strikes an interesting pose under day light that creates a very interesting contrast with the surrounding. I appreciate the printed dress be a pretext for a painterly motif & the reflections of light on the seat. Nonetheless, as you go for realism the seat seems to me oversized, particularly wide & deep or too short on its legs. I encourage you in participating to forthcoming shows.

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