Another favourite of David’s is the Fine Art Society stand, A1, a stand which David mentioned ‘Always has lovely pieces’. One in particular that stood out was the British artist, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst’s Woman in Black, c.1935. It is not known who the female in the portrait is however, her lingering stare captures the viewer raising bewilderment over her beauty, both emotionally and physically. The contrast of her fair skin against the dreary background is produced by an instinctive and controlled technique, excelled in the deepness of her eyes. One must be able to see the work to understand the emotional response in which it generates.
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