PORTRAIT

ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings

LUCY O'DONNEL by André Durand (2007) ()

LUCY O'DONNEL

2007

Dimensions: 167.5 x 112

Oil on linen

portrait

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.

Exhibition:
http://www.durand-gallery.com/exhibitions/lucy.html