Colette

50 x 70 cm
Next edition no. 2 out of 25

3000:-

  • Black 50×70 frame(4199:-)
  • White 50×70 frame(4199:-)
  • No frame(3000:-)

3000:-

Frame: No frame
No frame ( 3000:-)

About the artwork

It all started with me wanting to do a piece to celebrate the female form, and women in general. I did a few versions of this nude and then kept this one, the one I was most happy with. At first she was just floating there, but I felt like I needed to give it a frame, so I created that box, which created some perspective, so she could sit rather than just float.

Some people see it as her breaking out of a box, which is fine with me. But to me, the position of her body suggests a kind of peace.

I love to look at Henri Matisse’s female nudes, including his paintings, but here, with the flatness of the colors and since there’s no texture, I see more of a connection to his cut paper pieces. I’m also quite drawn to the San Francisco Bay Area artist Margaret Kilgallen.
This figure seemed like a Colette, the famous French author, since she’s quite reminiscent of female liberation.

Superb paper quality

Our paper comes from centuries-old maker Hahnemühle FineArt, whose products have been used by countless artists throughout history

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Signed limited edition

These aren’t posters; they’re the same unique small-batch artworks that you’d find at a gallery

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Our frames

We use aluminum frames crafted in Germany by our premium supplier Halbe Rahmen

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About Hello Marine

Hello Marine is a French-born illustrator and printmaker living in Brighton, in the UK. Her extensive list of clients include publications such as Grazia and the New York Times; publishers Penguin, Virgin, and Orion; the interior design retailer Heal’s, in England; and clothing labels Lacoste and Zadig & Voltaire. She’...

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