Anna M. Reynolds-Patterson
Milk MotherA Modern Olympia Mother's KissMother X
Great Masters Series
Currently in Progress.
All of the pieces are self-portraits and are contemporary interpretations of great master works such as: Edouard Manet’s Olympia, Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, John Singer Sargent’s Madame X, and Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid. The original paintings, all by famous male painters throughout history, were chosen for their female subjects and have been reinterpreted from Anna’s female perspective. The works purposefully combine classical and contemporary elements. They remain true to the original compositions while making allowances for modern changes, and they highlight the collaboration of Anna’s professional role as artist with her personal roles of mother and wife.