Michael Newberry and Venus

20 Mar 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Since I met him, I’ve known Michael Newberry was an artistic genius, particularly with regard to his use of light. He has, however, outdone himself with his latest oeuvre, Venus.

A web rendition does no justice to this captivating beauty, but as I have watched her come to life from her first strokes of color, I simply had to share her with you.

Look at the musculature, the expression on her face — unencumbered and pure. The way the light glows over her breasts and abdomen is nothing short of glorious.

I lust for this painting, but my purse will not be able to afford it for a long time. Giclees are available, however, so for now I will aspire to owning one of those.

Michael has also published a time-lapse video of the painting’s evolution, so do indulge yourself. He paints from his studio in Brooklyn, and I will be sure to post an announcement of his next show.

Thank you, Michael, for these moments of beauty that take my breath away.