Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
The color, azure, suggests clear blue skies, sailing the Mediterranean, a sense of peace and tranquility. With the azure silk ribbon gently spiraling through her upswept hair, she appears serene, elegant and poised. In this figure painting, Gottlieb emphasizes his subject’s classic feminine beauty by projecting her aquiline profile and long neck against a dark background of floral designs. A golden asp coils around her arm and evokes the memory of Cleopatra, the quintessential symbol of strength, intelligence, and beauty.
“Adrian Gottlieb: Reflections” – American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA July 13 – August 17, 2018
Advertisement, American Art Collector, July 2018, p. 27