Very Valerie Ellis
The Kiss is Not Love
"The Kiss is Not Love" is an abstracted figural diptych presented as one piece in grey timber shadow framing.
The artwork is a contemporary interpretation of a Toulouse Lautrec painting - The Kiss. The original is a subtle rendition of lovers in bed and a daring subject for the era. This contemporary piece is more dramatically abstracted into a bedscape of brushstrokes surrounding the lovers. The diptych format is a reminder that, while we become framed together through passion, there is a separation between us.
Oil on canvas.
Finished wall size: 104x74cm