The Enigma Variations I: The Mask by Mark Sheeky

G1090A The Enigma Variations I: The Mask
Oil on canvas panel
Dec 2018 to Mar 2019, 280x380 mm

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About this painting
The first of a series of self-portraits created to explore the idea of a common visual theme. I wanted to paint a portrait several times, from the same view, lighting, and angle, but experimenting with different painting styles and genres to see how this image can be pushed into different moods, and as technical and imaginative showcase; like the variations on a theme in music such as Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, or Elgar's Enigma Variations.

This initial basic portrait shows the plain image from which the variations are taken, but of course, as an oil painting itself it is also an abstraction of reality.

The Enigma Variations I: The Mask (Original)
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