By definition, the term ‘pathetic fallacy’ defines the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals. This term is especially utilized to define techniques in art and literature. For her latest body of work, Joncas created a series of twenty-one new portraits, primarily in oil and acrylic paint, exploring the device of pathetic fallacy. Meticulously rendered figures are bathed in light, with the skin taking on a bright, almost translucent quality. Nymph-like figures are adorned with flowers and delicately ornate accessories, with hair that is softly tousled and cascading down their shoulders. Beautiful faces with tranquil, dreamy expressions stare off into the distance, lost in their own thoughts and universes.
Take a look at some of the paintings in the exhibition below:
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