Elvira Amrhein (b1957) was born in Germany, the daughter and granddaughter of artists but works in France. Her paintings are meant to have a spiritual depth “For a moment the divine becomes alive, imbuing the artist’s creations with the power to transform viewers into initiates … Ageless legendary characters bring a breath of the divine with them”. It makes sense that a young girl’s body should represent the archetype of agelessness and spiritual purity. In addition, the prevalence of bare skin (only the requisite accoutrements of angels is needed) also helps detach the characters from the fashion of the day giving them their timeless quality.
(Last Updated On April 8, 2020)