❣Tamara Natalie Madden. Tamara has always felt a connection to 'everyday folk', the working class, the unseen and unheard, the true warriors of our time. She realized that many people who may have suffered through a similar struggle, did not want to revisit them. With great thought and consideration for her message, she amended her ideas. Inspired, by the golden period of Gustav Klimt and images of royalty from Egypt and West Africa; she turned regular folk into representations of nobility.
"Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan", Ilya Repin 1885. Ivan the Terrible is thought of as one of the most evil rulers in history. He's probably most famous for killing his own son and heir in a fit of rage. (This is gruesome, I know, but I love learning about evil rulers and this painting is just...incredible and has so much raw emotion.)