Created and Sold by Celeste Rapone

Celeste Rapone

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Chicago-based artist Celeste Rapone draws from the themes of the golden age of Dutch painting, like portrait and still life. She loves to work with patterns and bold, often garish color palettes.

Here, in "Painter," the artist doesn’t seem to be engaged in what they’re doing, which draws you in and makes you want to know more about the subject.

Rapone’s portraits are often referred to as “pretty” because the composition and color are on point but something is definitely off.
Portraits are expected to be beautiful, and this portrait hanging prominently in the lobby lets you know you’re in for lots of surprises as you explore The Blackstone’s art collection. Art curation by NINE dot ARTS.

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