Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Other

Sleeping Beauties

  • Photographer
    Cheraine Collette

What medium would the old masters prefer in the present day? I merged an old painting from an old master together with photography and digital editing, and the man sitting in between resembles the old master, contemplating which medium to choose. The old painting was once in possession of the family, years later, I found an old black & white photograph of the painting, assumanly painted by jackob backer, apprentice of Rembrandt, but parts could've been painted by Rembrandt himself. Then the photograph of the painting is coloured by hand and merged with new photographs.

Detailed creatures of the natural realm paired with fantastical scenes of the imagination have created a signature style. An oeuvre that has become widely awarded and that can be found in esteemed private collections on a global scale. Cheraine Collette is a Dutch artist who specializes in fine art photography and digital painting. Essentially, she creates imaginary worlds composed of photographed parts of nature and locations across the globe. Her work can be summarized in three ways - Authentic, Imaginative, and a longing for beauty.