Mirror of Venus
Mirror of Venus includes ten distinct studies of blue. The works are hung as a single installation, wrapping two interior walls to create a mural-like effect. Moving from one canvas to the next, the representation of blue from light to dark, with varying moments of illumination and opacity.
Mirror of Venus continues Page’s interest in turn-of-the-century figures of female divinity. This series in particular is influenced by the representation of Venus in artist Edward Burn-Jones’ own Mirror of Venus (1875). In Burn-Jones’ work, Venus is represented as a statuesque figure surrounded by nine muses, together gazing at their reflections in the water. Each figure is distinguished by large, swaths of color—Venus, in a blue that is simultaneously layered, fluid and transparent.
Mirror of Venus VII 2018 Acrylic on Canvas, Framed with Natural Floater 40 x 48 (includes frame)
Mirror of Venus I 2018 Acrylic on Canvas, Framed with Natural Floater 40 x 48 (includes frame)