Flesh and Gold

Posted Jul 14, 2006
Last Updated Jun 21, 2012
In the early Eighties, after much experimentation, Carole Estrup developed a durable, textured technique for using gold in oil paintings. Now that Gustav Klimt's work is so much in demand, Carole's deserves a much closer look.

These are early examples.

While Klimt's models often seem dead or dying and gold might have been used as a shroud, Carole's people are alive, struggling to live and live well.


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oil on canvas


oil on canvas