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The Valentine Dress

The Valentine Dress, oil on panel, 24" w x 32" h, framed, Sale pending

This painting is part of the portrait competition exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from March 12, 2016 through January 8, 2017. It will then travel to five host museums across the country from February 2017 through August 2018.

This painting portrays the contrast between the stereotype of a carefree sweet childhood with the reality of a life often filled with anxiety, confusion and loneliness. While the girl is wearing a cute sentimental valentines dress, her entire posture is self contained and rigid. She is standing in a typical kitchen but seems physically and emotionally detached from her environment. 

Camera Maker:Nikon
Camera Model:E8700
Shutter Speed:5/38 sec
Focal Length:16.8 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length:
ISO Sensitivity:50
Time Taken:2010:07:01 18:41:10
Exposure Compensation:-1 EV
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Flash Fired:No Flash
Rating 5 (Total votes: 2)
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