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Natalie Briney Artist

Mineko Iwasaki (The Most Famous Geisha)


Acrylic on Canvas


20.5 cm (W) x 25.5 cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)

Please note this canvas is only a single thickness and although it comes with a wire on the back and the sides are gallery finished, it would definitely look better framed. In the second 'in situ' photo here, I have added a frame to the painting so that you can see what it would look like. 

'Mineko Iwasaki is a Japanese businesswoman, author and former Geisha. Known as the most famous geisha in Japan, she performed for celebrities and royalty during her geisha life (retired at the age of 29), and was one of several Geisha's interviewed for the novel Memoirs of a Geisha.'

This heavily textured Abstract Portrait of Iwasaki, plays on a thick textured canvas base of moulding and crackle paste. It has layers of paper, acrylic paint, pen, pencil and  I chose to paint her hair white instead of her true colour which is black, because I feel it captures the ethereal beauty of Geisha's. 

This original painting will NEVER be sold as a print, so you can enjoy the benefits of knowing that is a one off piece, especially for your home.  

Signed on the back.

This piece is created on a 25mm frame wrapped canvas, sealed with fixative and a triple gloss coat, gallery finished edges and ready to hang.

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