Paula Rego - Anika Manuel
Artist: Anika Manuel
Medium: Acrylic on oval cotton canvas
Size: 50 x 50 cm
Original Painting Signed On the Back by the Artist
In a Wonderland they lie depicts Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, the star of Alice in Wonderland on an oval canvas. The image is taken from a photoshoot for Vogue, and portrays her holding a mandarin duck, surrounded by jewels and exotic plants in a world of wonder and imagination.
Working predominantly from photographs and magazines, Anika Manuel's subject matter focuses on people, depicting them sometimes as a form of social commentary, other times presenting them exactly as they are, for the viewer to imbue with their own ideas. Recycling imagery is important to her general concerns, as there already exist so many undervalued images which haven’t yet been fully explored.
Learn more about Anika Manuel here.