Self-Portrait With Pearl Earring by Alessandra Marrucchi

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Alessandra Marrucchi

Self-Portrait With Pearl Earring


40 x 25 cm | 15 1/2 x 9 3/4 in

Oil on linen

  • Dual Category Awards

This work is on loan from a private collection.

My goal with this painting was to portray myself by going beyond my reflected image, just as I see myself and feel about myself today, with years of a life spent refining and deepening the personal pictorial language with which I identify. 

I wanted an image devoid of any indulgence in or complacency with my current appearance but full of that tension that rises from the need to be able to express all of myself in paint—the tension and the fascination of continuous research that is never completely satisfied. 

I wanted it to depict the contemporaneity of an artist with a long life behind her but still with the desire to express many things.