Woman ironing (my mother)
by Ismael Fuentes

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1140 x 1000 mm

Ismael Fuentes studied painting and drawing at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia. His work has been seen in a solo exhibition in Valencia and numerous group exhibitions in Spain.

The portrait is of Fuentes’s mother, a dressmaker. Fuentes says: ‘I have seen her sewing and ironing clothes since I was a child … her tired face contrasts with the bright colours of the clothes and her surroundings.’ The painting was inspired by Degas’s depictions of women engaged in routine domestic tasks.

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    © Ismael Fuentes