Thursday 2 April 2009

Bookshelf portraits

Victoria Reichelt paints portraits of bookshelves. Pictured above is The Coorey Family, oil on canvas, 2009, 148 x 37cm.
"While some of these bookshelf paintings are of random books, I’ve recently done a series that are portraits of people. So I’d go to their houses and photograph their bookshelves and then make paintings from the photos as a way of telling the viewer about the person."

Interesting article on Reichelt at Art Monthly and interview at Inside Out blog with details of her exhibition Bibliomania: The Bookshelf Portrait Project at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

Victoria Reichelt

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