The selected artworks

During the first twenty years of her career, Christine Comyn was known for her large acrylic paintings and watercolours. Her favourite subjects were portraits of young women, often with suppressed emotions. In 2007 she started to combine her passion for contemporary female portraits with her interest for 18th century art and history, more specifically with the character of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France.

This spiritual research brought her to the awareness that humanity is evolving, but that this evolution is progressing in cyclic waves. The present is definitely often a mirror of the past and the resemblance of the 21st century with the end of the Ancien Régime, when aristocrats acted as if their wealth and pleasures had no boundaries, is particularly striking. Christine Comyn’s idea for her most recent art project “La Douceur de l’Ignorance” rose exactly from the intention to make the links between the time of Marie Antoinette and our contemporary world visible, and especially those concerning women.