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venetian map, marie valsamachi, actress, famous, paris, interwar, wax, encaustic, oil, tade styka
Marie Valsamachi missing Cephalonia
Encaustic and oil on plywood
24 x 30 cm

Dedicated to the Cephalonian Marie Valsamachi, an acclaimed theatrical actress in Paris, one of the leading stars of the French theater during the Interwar period. I painted her image based on the portrait by the Polish artist Tade Styka, her glance facing toward a 16th century Venetian map of her beloved Cephalonia.