The February 19 edition of Country Life Magazine features our gallery artist, Martin Yeoman discussing his favourite painting: The Lady with a Fan by Velazquez.
We are holding our first solo exhibition of martin's work from 17 March to 4 April at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler's showroom in Pimlico Road, London.
Of the Velazquez painting, Martin says; "there is a sublime and sensual beauty about all aspects of this painting. When I began studying in the 1970s. I fell in love with not only her beautiful face and eyes, but also the drawing of her hands, clearly seen within the white gloves, together with the depiction of extra material on the end of each glove finger. The blue silk bow and the cross from which it hangs are yet more marvels of painting and drawing, the bow being reminiscent of the delicate petals of an iris. The whole work to me demonstrates the highest level of painting."