At first glance, these pictures seem to be monstrous. I mean, really – who wants to see a woman modeling a beautiful ebony gown, and see muscle, tissue, and bones? However, the monstrosity is to the artistically untrained eye.
To look closely and actually see the art is to see the humanity in us all (at least that is what I get from it). The portraits show beautiful people, man and woman, and the one similarity among them is the fact that they are mere mortals. Entertainers in the public eye. Homeless people on the street. Corporate businessman. Cashier at your local grocery store. Linked together by the muscles and bones, blood and sweat, hair and skin we all share.
Not to mention the colorings. Yes, I know. Internally, we are all red. But to make it pop even more, the background is a contrasting blue, and all other colors in the painting are basic whites, creams, and blacks. It makes you focus on what Fernando Vicente, the artist of this painting series, deems important.
via Scene 360