Curtsey

Title

Curtsey

Subject

Virginia
Art

Description

Roanoke native Antoinette Hale paints scenes derived from her personal experiences and observations of Southwestern Virginia life. Primarily focusing on the human figure, she cannotes it to "seeing the person come to life in front of me." Using photographs taken by herself or occasionally from published sources, she draws grids on the original photograph and transcribes the grid to a canvas, square by square. At some point in this process, Hale begins to disengage from the photographic model, subtly distorting her subjects for compositional unity and psychological effect. The Curtsey documents a coming-of-rite known as the Debutante Ball, an annual cotillion held since 1952.

Creator

E. Antoinette Hale (American, Contemporary)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

TAU_ART_000130
1997.005

Date Created

1996

Is Part Of

Taubman Museum of Art

Medium

painting (visual works)
oil

Provenance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of E. Antoinette Hale

Files

TAU_ART_000130_0006.jpg

Tags

Citation

E. Antoinette Hale (American, Contemporary), “Curtsey,” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed September 16, 2019, http://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/954.