Thursday, April 24, 2008


Queen Nofreteti, Acrylic on canvas, (9"x12")
Fannie Narte

"Queen Nofretiti" is my submission for this week's IF challenge--Primitive. The colors I chose are not authentic to this piece.

Queen Nofretiti, also referred to as Queen Nefertiti, 18th Dynasty, was King Akhenaten's "chief queen." This is my version of Queen Nofretiti using a black and white photo reference of a sculptor's model relief in limestone of the Queen, c. 1344 BC, from page 173 of the book "Egyptian art," by Cyril Aldred.

Primtive Communication, Sketch, (5" x 7")
Fannie Narte

Aldred, Cyril. Egyptian Art. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc., 1985, p. 173.

How would you define "Primitive"?


Forever Young said...

what a magnificent rendition of netrititi.
primitive to me means unformed, inspoilt by humans...and i think we have some of the primitive within all of us too! hugs and wfs to you.

Sherry said...

It's happening again. I was at mom's just the other weekend and drooled over her Queen N statue that she's had since I was a child. Now you are drawing her. We just have to be kindred spirits of some sort; no other way to describe the coincidences.

morningDove said...

i like your piece even if it's not the usual colors. Going bold and different can be good.
Primitive to me is the stick men in art. I'm very primitive. lol

Diana Evans said...

Hi Fannie...wonderful post and I love your Egyptian should paint more...wonderful brush texture...

I received your wonderful package made my day with your wonderful art and sweet treats....I feel so blessed to have a piece of art you worked on....I have it in my studio and will cherish it is stunning and the detail of your work blows me away....

Thank you also for the sweets...Cole saw the box and was all I had to give him one ....he was very happy!!!oh and I had one too...ok maybe

Have a wonderful day and keep imagining, creating and inspiring....


Jacq said...

I like your queen and the colors are wonderful.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Fannie!
I am a friend of Diana Evans and I am so glad I found your blog through her. Your work is amazing!
Have a wonderful day!
:) Melissa

Regina said...

You have chosen one of my fav color schemes & it's really exciting with this unexpected subject.
The first thing that came to mind with the word "primitive" was the naive works that come from untrained artists. In particular, I'm thinking of the Ghee's Bend quilts. I'm reminded of an ATC I collaged using a postage stamp that features a Ghee's Bend Quilt. Thanks for the prompt - I'll see if I can scan it for my blog.

Cheryl said...

Way cool illo, Fannie. Love the textures.

Fannie said...

Hello, Ladies! You are all "Queens" to me! Thanks for all your wonderful comments. I really am getting to know all of you through your responses to my prompts. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I hope you are benefiting from leaving your responses and reading others' responses too.

Fannie said...

Yes, Sherry, we must be kindred spirits.

Fannie said...

Forever Young--hugs back to you!

Dove, primitive is totally acceptable!

Diana, I'm glad you received the ACEO and the sweets. I can imagine Cole with chocolate all over his hands.

Fannie said...

Jacq, I hope you're having a fun time!

Melissa, welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by. Glad to meet you and make a new friend! Diana is a sweetie. She makes everyone feel special.

Regina, I'll have to look into Ghee's Bend quilts. Something new to learn. Thanks for sharing the info. I'll visit your blog to see your scan.

Fannie said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl. Your submission was great too.