The Eye of the Beholder
Picasso meets the modern age in the artwork of Gee Gee Collins. The Atlanta-born belle studied painting at the College of Charleston and received a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Georgia before moving to New York. Her paintings of faces and figures give one a sense that they could be the work of a classical artist transported into the modern age of bright colors, minimalism, and femininity. She even re-created Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting The Birth of Venus (1486). Collins’s Venus emerges with palm leaves, her entourage, and even a cat curled up in one corner of the canvas—a birth of today’s independent woman.
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