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Oil painting Boyfriend in a Coma (after Schiele) by Darcy Martel

Boyfriend in a Coma (after Schiele)

Acrylic on Canvas - In 1999 I lost my high school sweetheart in a severe car accident that left him in a coma with severe brain damage. I wanted to make something beautiful out of the horrible occasion. I have admired Egon Schiele's work, his interpretation of sickly, mortal figures which are morbidly attractive to look at. I was very heartbroken at the time. It was a form of healing to paint out the emotional turmoil.