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Sienna

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 1999 Cecilia Edefalk

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Cecilia Edefalk
Swedish, born 1954

About this artwork

Cecilia Edefalk’s work, almost always a serial exploration of a single motif, is distinguished by frequent experiments with duplication, scale, and proportion. All of the artist’s paintings emerge from a relationship to other modes of representation. For Edefalk, sculpture, notably historic statuary, has been a catalyst that she has consistently reinterpreted in order to reflect on experiences that bind her to a particular work. At one point in her career, she traveled to Italy, where she became fascinated by a Quattrocento statue, a polychrome wood angel for an Annunciation. This led her to create a series of paintings, including the haunting portrait Sienna. Although Edefalk considers this an independent composition, it marks the close of the series and aims to capture the mystical qualities she prized in the statue.

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Artist

Cecilia Edefalk

Title

Sienna

Date

1999

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

80 × 53 cm (31 1/2 × 21 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

Reference Number

2007.9

Copyright

© 1999 Cecilia Edefalk

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