Spotlight on Art: Featuring the Paintings of Artist Mickalene Thomas!

Spotlight on Art: Featuring the Paintings of Artist Mickalene Thomas!

For this lifestyle issue we introduce you to the art works of New York based Artist Mickalene Thomas. On first seeing her paintings one is captured by the vivid colors, complex detail and the use of rhinestones which add a larger than life sparkle to her acrylic and enamel paintings. Her art work 'introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty.'

According to her website Mickalene draws her inspiration from art prodigies like 'the 19th century Hudson River School, Edouar Manet, Henri Matisse, and Romare Bearden', as she 'continues to explore notions of beauty from a contemporary perspective infused with the more recent influences of popular culture and pop art.'

Read on to see more fascinating paintings from Mickalene Thomas like this beautiful portrait of supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Portrait of supermodel Naomi Campbell commissioned by V magazine 2010 gallery.

Portait of Din 2011 gallery.

Portrait of Vanessa 2011 gallery.

Portrait of Mnonja 2011 gallery. 

Les Trois Femmes Noires 2011 gallery.

Landscape Majestic gallery 2010.
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What do you think of Mickalene Thomas' paintings and which art work featured above do you prefer? Leave a comment below.
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  1. This is cool.

  2. Barbara10/11/2011

    very nice paintings.

  3. Wow they are pretty.

  4. I would luv a self portrait like Naomi's it must cost a fortune though.

  5. Nice article, thanks for helping out up and coming photogs, artists and designers, hope you can feature my designs one day.

  6. Felicia10/11/2011

    The naomi portrait is on point.

  7. Never heard of her but I like what I see.


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