A portrait of myself and one of my larger oil colour paintings. A garden within a garden. An artwork within a work of art. Inception.
This one depicts my friend William posing in the Italian garden in Hyde Park, London. My idea was to bring a sense of impressionism and turn of the century romanticism onto the panel. My inspiration was partly taken from Skagen painters like Peder Severin Kröyer and Michael Ancher but also by the painting Nordic Summer Evening by Richard Bergh. Inspired also by London and my well dressed friends during my University exchange year I mixed these favorite themes together. Making history and present merge in a sense. As well as merging the nordic light with London and Great Britain.