One of a series of paintings made for the 2014 Senior Studio Art Capstone.
"Beauty and Beast" is part of my Personal Mythology painting series, which references folklore and mythology from various different cultures with an aim to emphasize the ambiguous and universal nature of those stories. Much as each culture viewed the same world and made their own traditional stories to explain what they saw, each individual has a personal understanding of the tropes and tales that make up the folklore they know.
Like the other paintings in the series, "Beauty and Beast" is meant to allow viewers to draw their own conclusions about the events portrayed, according to their own understanding. My specific allusion in "Beauty and Beast" is to the French fairytale, " La Belle et la Bête."
Painting, Mythology, Folklore, Legends, Tales