Details:

This painting is part of an ongoing series by the artist that transcribes a particular Nicolas Poussin painting. The artist uses these smaller-scale works as a source of inspiration for her larger, more abstract paintings.
Framed: 8.0 x 8.5 x 1.2 in.

① Artwork:

Mirror Bacchanal 1

This painting is part of an ongoing series by the artist that transcribes a particular Nicolas Poussin painting —A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term from 1632. The process of transcription is both technical and analytical; it is a process of reverse engineering that is carried out for the sake of improving the artist's painting skills. DeVito uses these smaller-scale works as a source of inspiration for her larger, more abstract paintings.

Specs:

8.5 inches
8 inches
1.25 inches
8 inches
with frame
8.5 inches
8 inches

③ Artist:

Gracie Devito

DeVito's intuitive handling of color is rarely figurative, yet the artist intermittently undercuts her abstractions through the use of familiar visual devices and effects. The artist also regularly employs titles that hint at her humorous sensibility. Treating painting primarily as a process for thinking, DeVito's practice engages with different ideas from the history of painting—especially the practice of transcription.

Gracie Devito:
Mirror Bacchanal 1, 2021
Oil on canvas
8.0 × 8.5 inches /