From vintage works of art to modern day interpretations, there’s no denying that the female form has been an artist’s source of inspiration for centuries. Here are 8 breathtaking portraits to inspire your next makeup look.
Guangzhou native, Yanning, specialises in contemporary oil paintings, and has held exhibitions in Paris and China. In the ‘80s, he started creating pieces that explored themes of daily life, and that reflected his own thoughts and emotions. His work has been acquired by several major museums, and he has even been commissioned to paint Queen Elizabeth herself. This particular painting of a Chinese woman is unnamed, but the beauty of it is all in the little details – from her soft and wistful eyes, her demure placement of hands, to the intricate embroidery on her traditional garments.