French Photographic Studio

French Photographic Studios oil on canvas 122 x 163 cm 2011

This series of paintings are based on several sets of French glass negatives from a photographic studio and were obtained from an online dealer. All the negatives depict at least two individuals, generally seated adjacent to one another, facing the camera and in front of a conventional decorative background featuring gardens with classical columns and balustrades. Those that feature family groups preserve hierarchical relations between members with parents standing behind their offspring, or else men behind women and children.