Genieve Figgis

  • The Happy Accidents of the Swing (after Fragonard), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 100 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Hercules and omphale (after Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    70 x 60 x 4 cm
    27 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Jupiter and Calisto (Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • The toilet of Venus (after Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 x 4 cm
    19 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Lucifer and me (after Bouguereau), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Erato the muse of love poetry (after Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on panel
    50 x 40 cm
    19 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • The confession of love (after Fragonard), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 100 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Pink landscape, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    200 x 100 x 4 cm
    78 3/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Wish you were here, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 x 4 cm
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Nude, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 120 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Stage, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 120 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • 17th century Entourage, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 150 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 59 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Velvet curtains, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 100 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Knock knock, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Floating, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 80 x 4 cm
    23 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Portal, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 150 x 4 cm
    59 x 59 x 1 5/8 inches

Genieve Figgis' paintings share a similar dramatic bent as some Irish-English literature subjects from Edgar Allan Poe to Oscar Wilde, as well as acknowledged Old Masters such as Goya. Her scenes depicting bourgeois homes, traditional portraits, or landscapes are often haunted by spectral figures and leering creatures with canes and top hats. A sense of the charmingly macabre emerges from Figgis' combination of an apparent pictorial banality with dreamlike qualities.


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