Breakup by Monika Marchewka

Breakup I. Oil on Canvas. 39.4 H x 39.4 W x 0.8 in

Breakup II. Oil on Canvas. 39.4 H x 39.4 W x 1.2 in

In her series of paintings titled Breakup, Polish artist Monika Marchewkapoignantly portrays the interior experience of grief as revealed in the act of covering oneself in a blanket; it is however the blanket itself, more than the act, that conveys the emotion in these paintings. Painted in cold whites and blues, but more tumultuously textured than the room’s interior, the blanket appears like a snow drift that has buried the grieving woman beneath it.

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