In the summer of 2015 Minerva Durham, founder and curator for Spring Street Studio, appointed Ruby to be a muse for Allen Hirsch who was searching for a new subject for one of his projects. The goal was to paint a nude female figure, from life, with the figure holding a mobile phone.
This oil painting is of Ruby, who is seen casually seated nude, in a old leather chair, with her gaze looking down at her iPhone. Allen Hirsch uses the natural light beaming in from the window which faces the lower East side of Manhattan New York, to paint his muse who shows no interest in her surroundings and to the viewer.
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At the end of Summer 2017, painter Tanvi Pathare completed her oil portrait titled ‘Ruby’ at her studio in Florence, Italy. Although ‘Ruby’ was created as part of a commission during – artists’ model Ruby Magic’s, second visit to Florence, it was also the second portrait that Pathare painted of Ruby Magic as one of her subjects.
In search for a new direction, this portrait of Ruby has been marked as the most significant moments during her career as an artists’ model when Pathare had the inspiration for Ruby Magic to become a muse for painter Jordan Sokol.
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Towards the end of the summer of 2011, Francis O’Neill finished working on his first portrait of Ruby, with ‘Ruby Magic’ painting becoming O’Neill’s second and only nude that was completed at his studio in Oxford, England in January 2012. It was then pre-selected to enter the BP Portrait Award exhibition in London.
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This portrait ‘study’ of Ruby by painter Jordan Sokol was originally created to take part in Sokol’s first solo exhibition titled ‘Ruminations’ at Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA back in the Summer of 2017. Instead, they began working on a new portrait having abandoned this one as a ‘Study’.
‘Ruby’, 2019. 9 x 5 x 10cm. Edition of 10, by Poppy Field, has been selected for FACE2020, The Society of Portrait Sculptors 56th Exhibition. We were very pleased to announce our part in FACE2020, which was originally due to open in May at La Galleria Pall Mall, London. Thankfully, however, an online virtual exhibition can viewed here.
Originally shared on BBC Get Creative: ‘As told by Ruby Magic to Will Gompertz: “When I pose, I’m using my body to search for a sublime form – I’m trying to create a puzzle for the artists to solve… It is a surprisingly exciting life for someone who spends so much time standing still!”’
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‘Everything is Now’ by sculptor Poppy Field was produced in Florence Italy. This piece has been created as a reduction that was taken from a life size version.
Everything is Now(reduction), 2019, 45 x 12.5 x 12.5cm, is for sale and you can contact the sculptor herself by clicking on the link here.
Photographs by Steve Russell Studios
‘Allegory of Virtue’ by César Meza., 2017 Graphite pencil, black color pencil, and white chalk on hand toned cotton paper (Fabriano Artistico 300grs)., 51 x 38 cm.
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‘Ellipsis’ by Alexandra Slava 2017., Clay 17 x 55cm.
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‘Ellipsis’ by Alexandra Slava 2019., Resin Edition1/6.
‘The Poet’ was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery London as part of the prestigiously known BP Portrait Award, 2019. The portrait is of Ruby, a poet who is also Dalessio’s friend and an artist’s model. Dalessio says that she was interested in telling the story of: ‘Strong women who dare to pursue their dreams and chose non-conventional paths in life … my way to pay homage to the female struggle, strength, intelligence and beauty.’
Every year the BP Portrait Award Visitors’ Choice offers exhibition visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the show. This year 19,661 votes were cast between 13 June and 6 October via screens outside the exhibition and on the website.
The overall winner was The Poet by Tina Orsolic Dalessio which received 2643 votes.
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