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My postmodern appropriation of a traditional Japanese print. Australianized by the addition of the mambo style kimono and Margaret Preston style border and signature, with a modern twist of heart tattoo and my approximation of Kanji which I hope represents the word “Wrath”. "Wrath is an ugly emotion which can destroy the beautiful.

ink and watercolour painting in Japanese style.
I added this small painting to the small works exhibition showing in Melbourne at the Brunswick Street Gallery.

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  • genevievem
    genevievemover 6 years ago

  • Kim  Magee
    Kim Mageeover 6 years ago

    wow genevieve,how long is it at the gallery would like to see it

  • Hi Kim, the small works show goes til june 19th I think. I am not in melbourne myself so i haven’t seen it. If you see it let me know how it looks!

    – genevievem

  • marcusjohn
    marcusjohnover 6 years ago

    Ahh your works are on at Brunswick..
    another fine piece, wonderful colours, love the expression and pose. Your styles are so diverse.. Wonderful work.

  • Hi Marcus, just three small works in the small works exhibition, found out about it here on Red bubble! I was going to put a watercolour version of kimono girls in but i couldn’t part with it.

    – genevievem

  • pryere
    pryereover 6 years ago

    Superb, well done.

  • Hi pryere! thanks, it took ages, lots of experimenting but I am happy with it.

    – genevievem

  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlineover 6 years ago

    WOW!!! amazing work

  • thanks so much Jen, I am really happy how it turned out but it is so great to hear other people like it too, because you never know!

    – genevievem

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 6 years ago

    love the face….great expression!!! good luck!

  • thanks so much Shylie! I hope someone buys it at the exhibition, you never know!

    – genevievem

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    stunning! absolutely wonderful line work

  • THanks so much Marion! the linework took ages!

    – genevievem

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 6 years ago

    Tu as bien rendu le style japonais…Belles expression et couleurs.

  • Merci Josette! Je suis tres contente avec cette image!

    – genevievem

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Great colour, style and visual appeal !

  • thanks again reflector!

    – genevievem

  • Andy Harris
    Andy Harrisover 6 years ago

    Super work…! Excellent technique and colour!

  • thanks again Andy, I’m really happy with this one!

    – genevievem

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