Original Surreal Painting on Canvas JANE IANNIELLO
About this artwork
Acrylic on stretched canvas with a solid pine frame. The inspiration for my paintings is Hollywood and European movies of the 1940s and 50s. I appropriate and transform the black and white publicity stills from the films by painting them in arbitrary colours, and often placing them in incongruous and sometimes bizarre settings. The resulting paintings are designed to unsettle and intrigue the viewer. Hothouse Nightmare features Olivia de Havilland from the movie The Snakepit and puts her against a huge stink lily to create a bizarre, surreal atmosphere.