The Blue Girl ; Irene Ferguson; 2007; 2008.002
The Blue Girl
Irene Ferguson, full-time artist, studied at the Otago School of Fine Art, and worked in the studio of Jeff Koons in New York City.
This piece won Ferguson the Adam Portraiture Award in 2008. The title deliberately references Thomas Gainsborough's 1770 painting, 'The Blue Boy,' a portrait of the artist's friend, Johanna.
"'The Blue Girl' represents empowerment in more than economic ways. She is a single, childless woman who owns her own hours. She also enjoys gardening. Her attire is casual and carefree but also mindful of the harm of the sun..." -Irene Ferguson
2007Medium and Materials
Oil on Canvas,
IJF 2007 , bottom right hand corner.
167.5cm x 111.5 cm
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