Once upon a time in Palermo (set 1&2)

  • Anna Kenneally

Often reminiscent of existing paintings, ‘Once upon a time in Palermo (set 1 & 2)’ reminds us of Pre Raphaelite work, April Love by Arthur Hughes. The figures depicted are divided by status. On one side we are met with detail showing flowers and fruit, reminiscent of Dutch still life paintings. Through this, the paintings themselves become objects of value. This is contrasted with brutal applications of grey tones. Jagged foliage frames and emphasizes a division.