Miss Havisham I

Miss Havisham I

Painting, Abstract informal, Oil, 85.5x77x6cm
Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)

"...I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow...the frillings and trimmings on her bridal dress,looking like earthy paper." Excerpt from 'Great Expectations', Charles Dickens

Even Dreams Decay - the haunting character of Miss Havisham in 'Great Expectations’ by Chas. Dickens. The novel is peppered with references to Havisham's yellowing and decaying wedding gown. The notion of the dress constantly being worn - and worn down - but never worn at the occasion it was purchased for is a powerful motif.

The painting - 'Miss Havisham I' - suggests wedding lace hanging like a rotten veil (barrier) between reality and fantasy.The use of particular off white/yellow hues and fingered application of the paint, hopefully, suggests frantic scrabbling against collapse and disintegration.

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Richard Geraint Evans
9 years ago
Congratulations. Great work. Amazing technique.
Jo Ravizzotti
9 years ago
Jo Ravizzotti Artist
Congratulations! Voted
angela  trapani
9 years ago
CONGRATULAZIONI! é pur sempre una trasparenza...
Angelo Zani
9 years ago
Angelo Zani Artist
Bravo! Congratulations.
Soraya Aslam
9 years ago
Soraya Aslam Artist
Brilliant piece Pip - love it.
Celia Burbush
9 years ago
Celia Burbush Artist
Really excellent piece of work. Good luck. Regards, Celia Burbush
AL Wood
9 years ago
AL Wood Artist
Another stunning piece from this artist.
Alison Doyle
9 years ago
Alison Doyle Art lover
Pip's work is amazing, check out the 'Fabrications' series on her website....
Thouria Istephan
9 years ago
Thouria Istephan Art lover
This is a very piece of work. I love it

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