The return of Bettie Page – 12-08-15This is the first roundism oil painting I made of American pin-up and celebrity Bettie Page, after a first drawing I made in the beginning of 2015.
Bettie Page is one person I always admired. Not only she is sexy as hell but also because she deared to flirt with her sexuality in an era throughout the world many were prunes (and still are today). Because she kicked up a lot of dust and gave colour to the birth of sexual liberation in the 1960s I gave her a lot of colour and swirling curves. This is the second one I did in my new roundism style, some kind of deviation from cubism. I was intrigued by a picture where she seems to overlit by studio lights from two sides. She showed hardly any colour deleniation and that inspired me to creating a body without traditional deleniations of body parts.
Oil on wood panel (85 x 120 x 0.9 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers