Rome: the ecstasy of St Theresa, oil on canvas by Clare TaylorDelivery £7.95
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Rome: The Ecstasy of St Theresa
Oil on canvas 87.5 x 66.50 cm
‘This is part of a series of paintings based on contemporary Italy which borrow – and sometimes distort – fragments or references to famous Italian paintings, or themes.
My starting point here was fascination with the extraordinary visual device Bernini employed to effect full orgasm in his famous and wonderful sculpture of Santa Teresa – commissioned by the Vatican – by indicating rapture predominantly through her capacious swirling robes. So, I thought I’d put her in the twentieth century and take her clothes off.’ Clare Taylor York, 8/10/2018