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.
“I have a passion for Africa and its people. The heat, dust and textures are my inspiration and the beauty, strength and pride of the people make interesting subjects, their faces providing a vehicle to portray a feeling of Africa,” said the South African artist of his paintings. This portrait features a Zulu girl, wearing a traditional headdress that identifies her as a young married woman. Pharoah’s use of colour is extraordinary. It is a representation of what the women of Zulu stand for – “Khanyisele”, bringers of light and joy.