Thirdy Bustamante

Mona Lisa of the North (SOLD)

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 Mona Lisa of the North, 2017
Thirdy Bustamante
Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 Inches
Thirdy gives homage to Johannes Vermeer in his work, Mona Lisa of the North. Based on the Girl With A Pearl Earring, one of Vermeer’s most famous paintings, Thirdy provides a more contemporary take, portraying the classical beauty with the additional depth of memento mori by painting a glimpse of a skull on the innocent and perpetually nubile maiden’s face. He also adds several blooms and petals of sampaguita, the Philippine national flower, to further underscore the vulnerability and frailty of the subject.

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