Sunday, September 10, 2006

Naked Black Woman

This is the winner of the 25th UOB Painting of the Year Competition for the painting entitled Charisse by Namiko Chan Takahashi. The organiser said it is a "portrait of a strong, witty and self-assured woman". Other winners are captured in this list.

Nice painting but not quite sure why it is described as witty. What is even more interesting is the observation of the panel of judges, who noted that "some contour lines do not correspond with the naturalistic rendition of the human body and this accentuates strong characterisation of the individual, which is an unusual approach to a representational painting".

Sounds rather cheem! :-)