Monday, March 19, 2012

Waterhouse Mermaid Sculpt


My friend Laurie Ann Haus made me aware of the sculptures/dolls of Anna-Mari Kaipainen, and I thought her version of Waterhouse's mermaid was so lovely I had to share it.

I think she did a phenomenal job of capturing the expression of the original.

6 comments:

emily.mcintyre said...

You're right; it's lovely. I love her expression, which to me seems to say, "joy awaits me... when I'm ready."

Have a great day!

Emily

Grace said...

That's a wonderful way to think of it! :)

Pegasus said...

Good try and sweet result, but the face expression has nothing to do with the original painting and the atmosphere it conveys. The time I will discover a modern painter or sculptor who can grasp these expressions, I will bow with respect. Meanwhile I am not sure if these "copies" pay homage or "desecrate" the originals.

louise said...

I like this, regardless of the original version. Lovely to look at:-)

Grace said...

Hmm...I thought it was a pretty uncanny likeness! But I love that art is all a matter of opinion :D

Meredith said...

Pegasus, I think you should consider that the original painting was probably several feet wide, while the sculpture is would be 7 inches tall if standing. So the entire face on the painting is probably larger than the entire sculpture. It would be much harder to do at that tiny size.