Impressionism and perfectionism are not on the same page ...
I grew up with art and it thrives in both sides of the family; my father aswell as my grandfather (who are not father and son) are terrific painters. I love art exhibitions and musea with galleries filled to brim with famous paintings (my favorite exhibition so far was Mucha during my vacation in Prague) and paintings fascinate me thoroughly ... though, frankly, I am very picky with the art I like. There's not much that I think of as magnificent, so to speak. But there is one painter that catches my interest - everytime again!
I think almost everyone knows the wonderful painting pictured above: 'La Dormeuse' painted by Tamara de Lempicka in 1931 - 1932. I have admired the works of the glamorous Art Deco painter for quite sometime now and I thought it would be quite fun to recreate one of her paintings (in this case my favorite 'La Dormeuse' which means 'The Sleeper') through the photographers eye. And so I did.
There was a moment that I regretted my inventive, artsy idea to some degree: I noticed that the shapes of impressionism are not on the same page with my perfectionism. I desperately tried to compose myself in the same position as the sleeping woman. That is not so easy as it might seem. 'Sleeping' comfortable was out of the question anyway; as I have twisted my limbs and muscles as best as I could. I had to try and make my expression look comfortable enough that it seemed as if I were long gone to (day)dreamland instead of a painful smirk.
But I am not one that quits easily, so here I present you my rendition of 'La Dormeuse'!
(Note: people kept asking me if I painted myself but I can assure you that this is a photo of me and not a painting!)