2020 Fall Exhibition > Jamie Owens

'The Rokeby Venus'
'The Rokeby Venus'
Pencil
9in x 12in
2020

This piece references "The Rokeby Venus" painted by Diego Velázquez in 1647. In the original work, The reclining model is looking at herself in a mirror. In this modern adaptation, I am bringing a historical piece into contemporary depictions of modeling over zoom calls in a post-pandemic art world. After the shutdown, I went from modeling in a studio to modeling in my bedroom.