About this artwork
This photograph is part of a series called ‘Splinter’, which is concerned with capturing aspects of everyday life. Here a calendar showing a painting by Botticelli has been photographed as a sliver of sunlight crosses the centre of the composition, bisecting the figure. The inclusion of the aerial that juts into the frame from the bottom right creates an inverse line and also stimulates curiosity as to what is beyond the edges of the photograph.
- title: Calendar, Stroud Green
- accession number: PGP 780.8
- artist: Eva VermandelBelgian (born 1974)
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- materials: Inkjet on Photorag
- date created: November 2006
- measurements: 36.90 x 29.90 cm
- credit line: Acquired 2013
- copyright: © Eva Vermandel
Born in Belgium, Vermandel studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art, Ghent. In 1996 she moved to London and began to receive commissions from magazines ‘The Wire’ and ‘Time Out’. As her success grew her work has become more widely published, featuring regularly in the likes of the ‘Telegraph’ and ‘Independent’ magazine supplements and the ‘New York Times Magazine’. Vermandel’s work is characterised by a stillness – her portraits capture the sitters in a moment suspended in time.