This original oil painting by Emma van den Akker shows a woman's uneasy facial expression, surrounded by deep, saturated purples, reds, and oranges. Is she distressed? Is she contemlpative? The painting was inspired by the consistent portrayal of women in art as posed, beautiful, and happy. van den Akker goes against this expectation, and shows her model with a genuine, emotional expression, that is often reserved for private moments locked behind closed doors.
The painting is gallery wired and ready to hang.