This is an original oil painting of Vivien Leigh. This English actress was so fit for the role of Scarlett O’Hara that many critics found inconceivable for another to have taken that part. Vivien was without a doubt exceptionally beautiful, and oftentimes had to struggle with less complimentary acting critiques. She said “People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.” Elia Kazan, who generally thought Vivien had a small talent, ended becoming “full of admiration” for “the greatest determination to excel of any actress I’ve known. She’d have crawled over broken glass if she thought it would help her performance.”
A woman who struggled with depression, tuberculosis, harsh critiques, was also a woman who could look at you with that gaze and make you stop in the middle of your sentence.
This painting has been produced using artist grade oil paint on gallery wrapped, linen canvas. A coat of professional grade art varnish has been applied to optimize the color pigment, accentuate brush strokes and ensure the painting will last a lifetime. The painting has been signed and is ready to hang. If you wish to reduce the cost and have it delivered in a roll, please request it in a private message.
Copyright © 2016 by Vivian Zotali. No reproduction rights are transferred with purchase.