ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings
Dimensions: 167.5 x 112
Oil on linen
Durand likes to paint his female subjects full length, in stylish frocks, and time and again, if not by the sea, as the centre of a Sussex landscape. These are women who will always be in vogue. The athletic Mrs O’Donnell wears a slinky Ben di Lisi http://www.bendelisi.com/ evening frock, which accentuates her lithe elegance and femininity. In Durand’s life-size portrait her easy self-confidence and grace revives the great tradition of English portraiture from Van Dyck to Lawrence.