Midweek Muse – Haruko Maeda

Haruko Maeda is a Japanese artist based in Austria who creates detailed oil paintings depicting death’s constant presence in everyday life. Her works are reminiscent of both Japanese horror and Renaissance portraits and vanitas. Maeda also explores the relationship between what is ugly and macabre and what is considered beautiful by juxtaposing depictions of death and decay with flowers and lavish ornaments.

See more of Haruko’s work at harukomaeda.blogspot.com

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