An odalisque (which literally means female slave or members of a harem) has a long history in art. I attempted to approach this subject from the positive and light angle. My odalisques are dancing behind a semitransparent curtain of silk and, flirty looking at the viewer from over the curtain. The optimistic and easy going atmosphere of the artwork is highlighted by its golden and warm color palette.
This artwork is from my “Women's Whims” series and to certain extent reflects to joyful and happy women that just flow through the life “dancing” and having fun, not taking it too seriously.
This artwork is made with use of complicated techniques, including cold batik with salts, hot batik, and painting. This artwork is painted on the natural silk cloth with professional German silk paints, batik textile dyes, waxes, etc (KREUL Javana). The paint is water based, has no smell, and is fade and wash resistant (after fixing).
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