Sunday, October 4, 2009

Romaine Brooks

Romaine Brooks, Self-portrait, 1923, Oil on canvas, Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian)

Romaine Brooks' paintings are dark, intense, exceedingly haunting, yet mesmerizing. As a child, Brooks was neglected by her abusive mother who spend all her time caring for Brooks' older, mentally ill brother. Her childhood is strongly reflected within her depressing paintings of cold, dark, and heavy colors.

1 comment:

Amy said...

can't wait to see ur new blog entry!