Lady Macbeth by Cain (102 x 66 cm) by Cain
Painting on Canvas, Subject: People and portraits, Urban and Pop style, One of a kind artwork, Signed on the back, Ready to hang, Size: 66 x 102 x 3 cm (unframed) / 66 x 102 cm (actual image size), Materials: Hand-painted in Indian ink onto antique book pages from William Shakespeare. The work is beautifully mounted on quality canvas and robust sustainable wooden stretches.
Lady Macbeth is one of the most powerful female characters in literature. This painting reflects the gender struggles which occur in the play, and how Lady Macbeth is in control of her husband, in order to seek the crown. “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, Stop up th??access and passage of remorse.” Cain creates beautiful and intriguing art imagery by painting carefully composed figures on old book pages from the early 1900s or before. Any space between the figures exposes a background, which gives them context and narrative: Books only come alive when they are read. The passing of time and trends will shape a reader??s interpretation of a book. These are often reflected as annotations that a reader leaves behind. Instead of an annotation, Cain interprets and paints a contemporary presence of the reader, character or author, which provides a connection between the figures and the narrative. The original book pages are mounted on cotton duck canvas using sustainable forest certified wood stretchers. The stretchers use aluminium dowels to ensure the painting is rigid, allowing the work to be hung without the need for framing. Cain