Monday, 26 November 2012

Amy Blue...

A melancholy painting of Amy Winehouse, made shortly after the singer's death in July 2011, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The work by South African artist Marlene Dumas is not huge – no bigger than a sheet of A3 paper – but it packs a punch carrying "tremendous emotive power", said the gallery's contemporary curator Sarah Howgate.
The title, Amy-Blue, and the translucent colours used by Dumas point to the singer's musical influences as much to the melancholy of her life.

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