Doll Window - Venice
Oil on board - 80 x 60 cm (Framed size 90 x 70 x 3 cm) - $8,500
Shop windows in Venice hold a fascination for me, with an incredible array of visual treats, from contemporary jewellery, glassware and artworks to Venetian masks, intriguing antiques and strange objects. I have seen these antique dolls in other places, but much more in Venice. They seem to possess a serenely mysterious quality, sometimes slightly menacing. I have done several Venetian window paintings over the years, but this is the first time I have included the dolls. I am very pleased with the result.