Original stretched canvas

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Love original is available for art lovers looking at add unique works to their collections.

Artists Statement

Diana Vanstone’s “Love” is a painting that wraps itself around your heart like a tender embrace. Two mimes, dressed in classic costume, stand poised on the cusp of a kiss, their faces aglow with anticipation. The black and white contrast is shattered only by the vibrant rose worn by one of the lovers.  Its petals like tiny flags waving victory.

Vanstone’s brushstrokes are bold and expressive, imbuing the mimes’ features with a sense of quiet intensity. The way she captures the soft curve of their lips, the gentle slope of their shoulders, is nothing short of masterful. Every stroke seems to convey the weight of the moment, the anticipation and longing that hangs in the air.

This painting is a tribute to the power of love to transcend even the most ordinary circumstances. Vanstone has said that she drew inspiration from the world of classic Hollywood cinema, where the kiss was often the moment of greatest dramatic tension. And indeed, “Love” feels like a freeze-frame from a movie, a moment suspended in time.

As we gaze upon this tender painting, you feel its warmth and intimacy. It’s an experience that’s both nostalgic and timeless, evoking memories of our own most tender moments. We’re invited to step into the scene, to feel the longing and anticipation, to be swept up in the romance of it all.

Vanstone’s use of color is deliberate and considered, with the black and white providing a stark contrast to the vibrant rose. It’s as if she’s using the flower to symbolize the passion and intensity that lies beneath the surface, the emotion that’s waiting to burst forth. And yet, despite this, the painting remains tender and intimate, a celebration of love in all its forms.

Technical Details

  • Size: 40 x 50 cm
  • Oil on canvas.
  • Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Diana.
  • Love original ships as the original stretched canvas.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg