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Ephemeral beauty: A Geisha’s Essence  by Anjana Rai

Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed certificate of authenticity.

In “Ephemeral Beauty: A Geisha’s Essence,” I explore the intricate layers of tradition, symbolism, and emotion through the lens of abstract oil painting. This piece captures the mystique and allure of a geisha, a symbol of timeless elegance and enigmatic beauty. Through a carefully chosen colour palette and the expressive use of impasto technique, I aim to convey the essence of this iconic figure and evoke a sense of awe and wonder.

The central focus of the painting is the geisha herself, draped in a cream white kimono adorned with ultramarine blue, gold, and red binding cloth. This choice of colours represents a balance between purity, nobility, and passion, reflecting the multifaceted nature of a geisha’s existence. The cream white kimono symbolizes purity and grace, while the vivid ultramarine blue, gold, and red binding cloth accentuate her regal presence and inner fire.

The background of the painting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and context. A blend of grey, orange, and brown hues creates a complex and textured atmosphere, reminiscent of the geisha’s world—both grounded in tradition and filled with a sense of transience. The interplay of these colours invites viewers to contemplate the duality of beauty and impermanence, a central theme in the life of a geisha.

The use of impasto medium and palette knife technique adds depth and tactile quality to the artwork, allowing the viewer to feel the layers of emotion and history within each stroke. The bold, sculptural application of paint symbolizes the layers of secrecy and complexity that shroud the geisha’s profession, inviting viewers to uncover the hidden stories beneath the surface.

“Ephemeral Beauty: A Geisha’s Essence” invites the audience to explore the delicate balance between tradition and change, surface and depth, purity and passion, in the captivating world of the geisha. Through this abstract representation, I hope to spark a conversation about the transient nature of beauty and the enduring allure of a timeless cultural icon. This painting is an ode to the geisha’s enduring spirit and a celebration of the art of transformation and allure that defines her existence.

Ephemeral beauty: A Geisha’s Essence

Anjana Rai

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Size: 54w x 54h x 5d cms
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Ephemeral beauty: A Geisha’s Essence  by Anjana Rai

Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed certificate of authenticity.

In “Ephemeral Beauty: A Geisha’s Essence,” I explore the intricate layers of tradition, symbolism, and emotion through the lens of abstract oil painting. This piece captures the mystique and allure of a geisha, a symbol of timeless elegance and enigmatic beauty. Through a carefully chosen colour palette and the expressive use of impasto technique, I aim to convey the essence of this iconic figure and evoke a sense of awe and wonder.

The central focus of the painting is the geisha herself, draped in a cream white kimono adorned with ultramarine blue, gold, and red binding cloth. This choice of colours represents a balance between purity, nobility, and passion, reflecting the multifaceted nature of a geisha’s existence. The cream white kimono symbolizes purity and grace, while the vivid ultramarine blue, gold, and red binding cloth accentuate her regal presence and inner fire.

The background of the painting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and context. A blend of grey, orange, and brown hues creates a complex and textured atmosphere, reminiscent of the geisha’s world—both grounded in tradition and filled with a sense of transience. The interplay of these colours invites viewers to contemplate the duality of beauty and impermanence, a central theme in the life of a geisha.

The use of impasto medium and palette knife technique adds depth and tactile quality to the artwork, allowing the viewer to feel the layers of emotion and history within each stroke. The bold, sculptural application of paint symbolizes the layers of secrecy and complexity that shroud the geisha’s profession, inviting viewers to uncover the hidden stories beneath the surface.

“Ephemeral Beauty: A Geisha’s Essence” invites the audience to explore the delicate balance between tradition and change, surface and depth, purity and passion, in the captivating world of the geisha. Through this abstract representation, I hope to spark a conversation about the transient nature of beauty and the enduring allure of a timeless cultural icon. This painting is an ode to the geisha’s enduring spirit and a celebration of the art of transformation and allure that defines her existence.

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