Bette Davis, Original Painting
Medium/Materials: Acrylic paint on Canvas
Betty Davis’ larger-than-life persona is captured on canvas, in Michelle’s whimsical interpretation of one of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies!
Her portrait set against a black background dominates this painting. Those Bette Davis' blue eyes are emblazoned with the two Oscars she had won in her lifetime, for best actress. One for her starring role in the 1935 movie, “Dangerous” and her second Oscar for “All About Eve,” a 1950 American drama film and title of this painting.
A formidable force, on and off screen, Michelle has interwoven her narrative within her black on black attire.
Her decades-long feud with actress and “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane,” co-star Joan Crawford is legendary. As is her Oscar nomination for this movie. The black Oscar swimming in Davis’s martini, symbolizes not only her disappointment in not capturing her third “best actress” nod, but also her fury, when Crawford stepped out on stage, to accept for the absent, Best Actress winner, Anne Bancroft.
Perhaps giving a whole new meaning to the Bond phrase, “shaken and not stirred