The Twilight of Venus by Rubén Belloso Adorna

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Rubén Belloso Adorna

The Twilight of Venus


100 x 121 cm | 39 1/4 x 47 1/2 in

Pastel on wood

  • Collections Magazine Award

Exhibited at the MEAM

Exhibited at Salmagundi

"My painting titled The Twilight of Venus aims to be a reflection on the current canons of beauty. I have taken as a model a very important and close figure in my life, my grandmother. It is a manifesto towards the true beauty of the human being, without touches or filters. Beauty does not understand age. I represent an old woman, a venus, in the twilight of her life, as the ultimate symbol of beauty. An eternal beauty that does not understand fashions. Old age is synonymous with experiences and wisdom. Each wrinkle, each crease, tell their story, the smiles and the tears shed. This piece has been made in pastels on prepared wood. An incredible but unknown technique for a large part of the art sector." - Rubén Belloso Adorna