• Zoe, Maid of Athens
  • Zoe, Maid of Athens
  • Zoe, Maid of Athens
  • Zoe, Maid of Athens
Zoe, Maid of Athens
Zoe, Maid of Athens
Zoe, Maid of Athens
Zoe, Maid of Athens

Ruby Bateman

Zoe, Maid of Athens

Regular price

Regular price £550.00

Original acrylic painting on canvas of a Julia Margaret Cameron’s photograph ‘Zoe, Maid of Athens’ 1866.

Ruby is continually inspired by Julia Margaret Cameron's evocative depiction of the feminine through the female gaze. Cameron was a photographic visionary and recognised as an artist in her own time, which was almost unheard of the 19th Century.

This painting is a tribute to Cameron’s powerful talent and artistic success as a women against all odds. Ruby keeps a much loved book of her photography in her studio and never fails to find awe and joy in the pages of her work.

In this painting Ruby transcribes the photographic portrait of ‘Zoe, Maid of Athens’ 1866 in her own stylised hand, adding contemporary colours and her distinctive bold checkered pattern. Ruby and Cameron share many of the same artistic interests in the sacred, maternal and mythology; something Ruby takes great meaning and comfort in.

Acrylic paint on canvas

L 30 x 1.5 W x H 42

Signed

Original art is non-returnable.

About Ruby Bateman

Ruby Bateman is a visual artist, working and living in Hackney, London. Often her work investigates her personal and political identification with 'the mother' and (institutionalised) motherhood, which love and loss has led her to desire. Using a richly colourful and symbolic visual language, she references classicism, the spiritual, and her own fiction. Ruby is fascinated with the alchemic and transformative power of the artist, and how the creative process allows her to connect to a deeper maternal consciousness.

Made in

United Kingdom

Size

L 30 x 1.5 W x H 42

Material

Acrylic paint on cotton canvas

Notes

Original painting on canvas by Ruby Bateman

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