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"The Lady and The Rose", Color Lithograph by Victoria Montesinos

"The Lady and The Rose", Color Lithograph by Victoria Montesinos

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This color lithograph is by Victoria Montesinos. It features an elegant lady from early 20th Century holding a rose in her right hand. The artist matches the red of her lipstick with the color of the rose. The large hat covering almost her eyesight gives an overall enigmatic impression to the artwork. It is signed in the bottom right and numbered (33/300)

Victoria Montesinos was born in Mexico City in 1944, the daughter of a well-known Mexican movie director, Fernando A. Rivero, and Maty Humana. Sent to live with her grandparents around the age of two, it was not long after that time that she started drawing and painting in response to the serious temperament of her grandmother. According to Vicky, "I became accustomed to enjoying my own world…Drawing was an escape from my communication problems. Besides, drawing was highly rewarding to me."

When she was just twelve years old, Vicky's father noticed her talent and offered her the opportunity to study painting with a friend of his, the great Spanish painter, José Bardasano. Having just opened a painting academy, Bardasano welcomed the young Montesinos to study under his direction for five years, initially during school vacations so that she could finish secondary school. This was the beginning of her career as an artist. Vicky has always believed in painting with total integrity, without submitting herself to the judgment of the market, style or expectations of others. The topics she depicts in her paintings are not the product of intellectual analysis, but arise from tastes and affinities that take shape gradually in her mind. When her ideas become clearly defined, Vicky begins to transform the canvas by abolishing its emptiness and nothingness: she stains the cloth, marks the lines, and then continues with brushstrokes, guiding herself intuitively and wisely until reaching the grand finale.

In general, she likes to work on various easels at the same time. Montesinos works without deliberations, on large canvases that show ethereal atmospheres overflowing with extravagance and sensuality. The slender bodies she paints appear enveloped in marked brushstrokes that serve as both mantles and tunics. The flowers have silk petals, and invite us to discover their interiors. With her brush, Vicky knows how to share her great sensitivity, and for this reason her paintings captivate collectors and lovers of great art from around the world.

REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825827202112
PERIOD: Late 1980-1989
CONDITION: Good
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 65.5" Width: 34.5" Depth: 1.25"
COUNT: 1
MATERIAL: Metal, Paper
CREATOR: Victoria Montesinos (Artist)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico

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