Similar to portraits of the Renaissance period, Andrew Bonneau’s painted figures with their classical poses and subtle use of light and shadow embody much of a classical realist tradition.
Andrew Bonneau is a young emerging artist who lives and works in Cairns. Since his studies at the National Art School in Sydney, the Charlie Sheard Studio School and the Julian Ashton Art School, Bonneau has focussed on portraiture and figure painting.
For Bonneau, a portrait is the most interesting and challenging subject. In this, his first solo exhibition, Bonneau explores close observation of the model, perspective, the physics of light and the anatomical structure of the human form.
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