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Nicola Gallacé

Pymble Ladies’ College

Artwork title
Emotional canvas
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

The face has the greatest potential for displaying primal emotions, both our greatest strength and weakness and thus a source of curiosity. I tried to capture the incongruous blend of vulnerability and strength through flexible mediums and expressive techniques that mirror the irony of the human face.

Collection connections

Discuss the subjective nature of portraiture. How is line used to express human character in these drawings by Nicola Gallacé and Mike Parr? Investigate how the artists have conveyed emotion through techniques such as distortion, tone, collage and composition to illustrate the inner thoughts and emotions of an individual.