From an original painting by Michaela Gall exclusively for The Shop Floor Project.
Digital art reproduction of original painting on 310gsm, archival quality, acid-free, aquarelle rag.
Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered & stamped.
UNFRAMED SIZE: 42 x 29 cm
FRAMED SIZE: 50 x 40 cm (framed with mount)
Frame options: Black, white, ash, aged gilt.
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Virginia Woolf after the photograph by George Charles Beresford
"One cannot help but read in the portrait signs of the conflicting forces the author was to contend with for the remainder of her life: the discrepancy between the reality of men and women; the need as an artist to be veiled yet available, attentive to her individual potential yet resistant to public prescriptions and constraints; and one’s exposure to history and madness. Seen from our time, the photograph is a classical representation of the artist at the dawn of the twentieth century—the century of two world wars—where death and horror threatened to obliterate art and poetry. Here is the fragile, androgynous figure of a great novelist silently and only obliquely aware of the arsenal of her gifts and the demands of her time. It is as if Beresford had shone a light into a psychological space rather than onto a body. His lens is looking down into the depth, from which a light bounces back."
This essay is from an introduction to a new Italian translation, by Anna Nadotti, of “To the Lighthouse,” which will be published by Einaudi.
About the artist
Michaela Gall studied at Chelsea School of Art and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. She works on paper and in ceramic. Her work is produced under the umbrella of Majolica, a form of ceramics originated in Renaissance Italy which uses tin-glazes painted over an opaque white background glaze, with an earthenware body. Michaela creates pieces that are painted within the tradition of Folk Art, documenting various subjects such as historical events, patterns, symbols and people from different cultures. Her celebrated Painted Portrait series explores various cultural figures throughout history from Queen Elizabeth I to Jimi Hendrix.