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€750,00 incl. tax
Acrylic on linen canvas
Frame: No frame. Framing on request (additional costs involved)
Size painting: 50 (w) x 60 (h) x 2 cm (d)
Artist: Jitske Schols
Year of production: 2020
Signed and provided with a certificate of authentification.
Shipping: Pick up by appointment at the artist’s atelier in Amsterdam.
The androgynous ‘Vita’ painting was named after English writer Victoria Mary Sackville-West – nickname Vita (1892 – 1962). Vita lived an aristocratic life and is remembered for her strong connection to her husband, regardless of her affairs with women, such as those with Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf. Her love for her own sex, expressed at the time, however, did not diminish the deep connection she could experience towards her husband.
The relationship for which Sackville-West was best known was with the writer Virginia Woolf in the late 1920s. Woolf wrote one of her most famous books, Orlando, resulting from this relationship.
Woolf writes in her diary on October 5, 1927, “And suddenly the usual thrilling images came to mind: a biography beginning in 1500 and continuing to the present day, entitled Orlando: Vita; only with a change of one sex in the others.”
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‘Vita’ is a painting on linen canvas and was produced in 2020 by artist Jitske Schols. All paintings are unframed unless otherwise stated. Shipping: Pick up by appointment at the artist’s atelier in Amsterdam.