The artist painted several canvasses that included symbolic Christian crosses.
In this painting, a woman studies a cross that has been placed on the ‘Golden Section’ vertical line of the painting. The ‘Golden Section’ is a mathematical ratio commonly found in nature. It is also called the ‘Divine Proportion’.
The cross draws the viewer’s eye into the painting.
Mask like faces and blue rimmed glasses/goggles can be found in many of the artist’s paintings, and along with red lips these features are his ‘signatures’.
The rich, blue background colour is in contrast to the tinted, yellow colours used for the woman, her clothes and the cross. The touches of red add interest, and probably represent the light of a confessional booth.
This is a neat painting and the lady obviously had an impact on the artist.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)