Spanish Guitar painting | Olga Bakhtina

Spanish Guitar [ 2016, oil on canvas, 100x75cm, $1200 ]

“Spanish guitar” is an attempt to record my impressions of one summer afternoon in Andalusia. This painting started as a quick sketch of a guitar player, later on developed into a more complicated composition with a dancer holding a scarf with a traditional Spanish ornament. The figures and faces are simplified and stylised, the space flattened and the lines elongated, which gives the painting a melancholic twist and corresponds with the facial expressions.

Finalist in the 2016 Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award.

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