Ellen Altfest

Altfest is of a particular interest to me because she has a focus on the body and painting accurate images of the body. What mainly attracts me to her work is the composition she uses. She doesn’t paint full scale body images, she crops them in certain ways to reveal a particular section. I like that because it can distort what the image is of, for a second our minds don’t know what exactly we are looking at.

She spends a large amount of time to ensure she has made it very detailed and accurate of the pores, hairs, veins etc. This is another part that catches my eye; these detailed areas of the body are part of what makes each person unique.



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