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Louise Laplante
Vitruvian Woman (Figurative Chalk Drawing of a Female Silhouette & Black Birds)

2018

$5,000

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Figurative chalk drawing of a woman's silhouette and flying black birds Artwork measures 48 x 36 inches 52 x 40 inches framed, deckle edge paper is floated in natural wood moulding with glass. This modern, graphic chalk drawing on collaged vintage book pages was made by Louise Laplante in 2018. The vivid silhouette and flying birds are stenciled onto vintage book pages with black chalk. The background made of collaged book pages describe late 1800's exercises with pictures that complement the text. The Vitruvian woman, fashioned in an antique aerobics costume, recalls the text she is drawn on. Her outstretched pose also makes reference to Leonardo da Vinci's famous Vitruvian man drawing. In certain segments the stenciled images are delicately brushed over with a thin wisp of chalk which adds a delicate textured effect to the drawing. The mixed media work is complimented with a modern natural wood frame. About the artist: Mixed media artist, Louise Laplante, will exhibit new drawings on collaged pages of of vintage paper. Interested in blending the old world with the new, Laplante combines her original images with ephemera of the past, enticing a conversation about it’s “relevancy to the present.” Her compositions begin with vintage book pages, personal handwritten letters, sheet music, or instruction from old guides on etiquette or science. While the text itself is weighted with reference to a particular subject, the visual of the typed or handwritten words and printed illustrations establish a unique pattern. These layered backgrounds are superimposed with opaque charcoal drawings that are inspired by the themes read between the lines. Most recently, the artist has opted for larger scale work, combining multiple sheets of vintage paper to expand her unique motifs. Laplante exhibits across the Northeast and has shown with Carrie Haddad Gallery for more than ten years.

Details

  • Creator
    Louise Laplante (American)
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Width: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2272972691

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