Madonna Yellow painting by Chris Shaw

On April 20, 2001, in Art, Paintings, by Dire Wolf

Madonna Yellow (2001) painting by Chris Shaw

Madonna Yellow (2000) painting by Chris Shaw

Acrylic on Panel

This classic Naked Madonna’s composition is based on a Masonic compass and square, while the figure is a loose portrait.  Most of the Madonnas in this series were loose portraits of anonymous women in cafes, drawn while I toured Europe doing poster shows.  The halo is a 24 karat base, which was intentionally cracked with patina added.  The figure’s body is created with thick layers of acrylic paint which gives the piece a subtle three-dimensional feel.

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