Beautiful Female Portraits by Tamara Natalie Madden

Beautiful Female Portraits by Tamara Natalie Madden

A little inspiration, artwork by Jamaican artist Tamara Natalie Madden

Artist Statement
Tamara has always felt a connection to ‘everyday folk’, the working class, the unseen and unheard, the true warriors of our time. She realized, however, that many people who may have suffered through a similar struggle, did not want to revisit those struggles. With great thought and consideration for her message, she decided to amend her ideas. Inspired, by the golden period of Gustav Klimt and images of royalty from Egypt and West Africa; she decided to turn regular folk into representations of nobility. It seemed, in her view, to be the only way to allow them to be represented and appreciated for who they were intrinsically; kings, queens and warriors, in their own right, who never had a chance to shine, their austere appearance setting the tone for others to judge them. The embellishments with rich fabrics and gold present an opportunity for these people to be seen. The quilted clothing have a double meaning, on one hand representing a sense of distinction, while also allowing for a bit of nostalgia. The birds in the pieces represent a sense of freedom. It was her way of injecting her personal experiences into each painting and remembering her escape and survival from illness and the dialysis machine.

 

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  1. Ian Trupin

    January 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Beautiful! Reminds me of Klimpt.

  2. Kathryn Maloney

    February 25, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Beautiful images!

  3. 2k16 vc

    May 10, 2016 at 7:09 am

    The stuff is extremely exciting

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