Ornate, Beautiful Paintings of Raw Meat

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Victoria Reynolds, who we first learned about on Sweet Station, paints beautifully detailed portraits of raw meat, encased in elaborate rococo frames befitting of the jewel-like viscera. The sinewy textures, fleshy tendrils, and glistening tissue are at once seductive and repulsive. She references an interesting variety of meats, including: reindeer, bacon, honeycomb tripe (the frilly, surprisingly attractive texture that looks like lace), venison, pork bung, and tri-tip sirloin. “In Dutch Protestant paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries, meat often referred to ‘the weak flesh.’ In my paintings, the beauty of the flesh is shown, and the ornate frames emphasize the non-Puritanical content,” she said of her work in an interview. Visit our gallery below for Reynold’s twist on raw sensuality.

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds

Image credit: Victoria Reynolds