Oils and light-reflective background on canvas.
This work forms part of a series looking at film and Hollywood studio images from 1940s-60s. Victoria painted a number of pieces, posing modern day models in the dramatic and theatrical lighting and settings of Hollywood’s golden age of glamour. The background shifts colour as you move around it, similar to the surface of oil, reflecting the light around it. Victoria was also inspired by Joshua Reynolds ‘Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse’.