Modern Woman


"When I first saw the original picture of this elegant Victorian woman, I was impressed with the composition and the visual integrity of her appearance. Clearly, she is being presented as a wealthy and confident person. As an artist looking at this image, I imagine it would only take a change of wardrobe to bring her forward in time. With that in mind, I isolated and pixilated her figure to allude to our current digital age while leaving her surrounding environment unaltered. My intention was to present her as a modern woman, no matter what era she lived in."

~ Michael Joy

This Modern Woman Vintage portrait of wealthy Victorian woman, surreal collage art print, Victorian fashion retro photo, antique woman portrait, black and white old photo, interior design wall print, modern wall art decor, vintage image, antique portraitSurreal Giclee Art Print is 12"x16". Using the archival Giclee printing process, Michael has selected a thick and gorgeous archival (400 gsm) Strathmore water color paper to carry the medium. The textured paper is Ph-neutral, optical brighter additive-free and has a special top coating allowing unprecedented precision, contrast and color saturation for a matte medium. The print is shipped unmatted and ready for professional framing. 

These images, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, have their own individual story. Michael uses the computer to knit together unique imagery not commonly seen together in this context. Whether he uses old images in new ways or mixes new images with old images, each collage comes together as one complete graphic concept. Possibly some will bring laughter, some will bring beauty and some will bring contemplation. Hopefully, you will want to bring some prints into your home.

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