Unseelie Court: Vanity


The seventh and final of my “Seven Deadly Sins” collection of my “Unseelie Court” series – “Vanity!” This is part of my Seven Sins subseries of my Unseelie Court collection, this one of course is the allegory for “Vanity.”  When it comes to sins, “Vanity” and “Pride” are traditionally used interchangeably, but I feel “Pride” now has more positive connotations (with a few obvious exceptions), but “Vanity” seems to be more negative, hence my decision on the final title and more contemporary relevance.

As with all my Unseelie Court pieces, there is a combination of Art History depictions of “vanity” as well as some contemporary ones (yep, painted those emojis by hand). You’ll see Waterhouse’s “Narcissus”, a bit of Hieronymus Bosch, joyful yellow bookjacket from the original “Vanity Fair,” a portrait of Dorian Gray, the “All is Vanity” skull/young lady optical pun, and various other inside jokes that at least make me giggle to myself.  I’ve painted her with a more ethereal feeling to capture the transience and futility of vanity, snapping a selfie of course.  As of this writing, the original painting is hanging at the Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles as part of their 15th anniversary group show.

Original painting is acrylic on a 16″x20″ panel, beautifully framed at 31″x27″ and priced at $7200 and is available from the Corey Helford Gallery here or call (310) 287-2340 – the Corey Helford Gallery is happy to ship worldwide and can often work with payment installment plans etc.

We have prints & canvases available here at Strangeling, as well as full sets of all Seven Deadly Sins (and my preceeding Unseelie Court series featuring the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Be sure to check out the others in the Unseelie Court series on this site!



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