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Yoonsil – Solemnly Sitting

Yoonsil - Solemnly Sitting

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
A candid moment of contemplation is captured in this painting, as Yoonsil sits with her head down, gently resting on her knee. Monochromatic in theme, the emotional aspect of solemnity is successfully conveyed through the use of etched strokes, and bright contoured highlights about the figure. The negative space is flushed with deeper strokes in order to create more depth in the environment in which the figure sits. As she sits modestly, a deeper, quieter aspect of empathy is felt viewing this painting.

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Yoonsil – Set Aglow in Paris

Yoonsil - Set Aglow in Paris

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
This painting of Lord Toph’s muse, Yoonsil is an up close depiction of her in the artist’s “Studio Paris.” The studio was given the name Paris, by Yoonsil in the beginning stage of many studio painting sessions the artist would share with her. The studio’s austere and nostalgic qualities reminded the muse of much of the interior settings she had experienced during her visits to Paris, France. During many of the painting sessions, Lord Toph chose to use either low or indirect light to accentuate the femininity and sensitivity of Yoonsil. Her expression and mood appears to of contentment, as she adorns a gentle smile during a candid moment. Hues of chromium yellow are blended with white and soft shades of gray to create a shimmering glow upon the muse’s skin. This suggests a somewhat ethereal glow being cast on her figure. A successful display of tonal value is maintained throughout the piece.

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Yoonsil – Rainbow Dance

Yoonsil - Rainbow Dance

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
Filled with an abundance of color, this painting emits brightness, and energetic feelings upon the viewer. Yoonsil is portrayed with arms and legs in full motion, as if she is leaping about in a shower of rainbow colors. Each stroke is applied to incorporate a kaleidoscope-like pattern, and resonates adjacent to the next. Each hue becomes a strong component in developing this composition with cheerful empathy, and lively movement. They also bring focus to the figure that appears youthful, elated, and uninhibited.

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Yoonsil – On Canvas In Paris

Yoonsil - On Canvas In Paris

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
This particular composition is one of the more sustained representational paintings of Lord Toph’s muse, Yoonsil. Although it is executed in a more traditional style, it maintains a contemporary quality despite the nostalgic setting rendered in the piece. Dark umber and sepia tones have been layered to help illustrate the hardwood floors, and Jacobean-stained wooden book shelf in the background. Deep moss-like shades of green are used to visually translate the texture of the sheer drapes lining the wall behind the muse, and the sheets of canvas that she sits on in the foreground. Her skin is illuminated by low positioned lighting, and her expression is contemplative yet content. She sits waiting patiently for the artist to begin rendering the image of her sitting among the unprimed canvases. For this same image will adorn many canvases for future paintings.

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Yoonsil – In Studio Paris

Yoonsil - In Studio Paris

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
A straight-forward approach to traditional painting is displayed in this composition; subject, setting, and positioning. Yoonsil is rendered sitting in a blue wooden chair in Lord Toph’s studio, “Paris.” Her poise is attentive, yet gracefully relaxed. Elegantly dressed, she sits with her right left out stretched, and her foot arched. This implies an elongation of her limbs, as well as to the rest of her figure. The sheer texture of her dress suggests that of a type of silk material, and her shoes are a shimmering gold to compliment her complexion, as well as her style. In the background and above, hangs a linen sheet with a teal blue embroidered silk ribbon. At her sides are turquoise silk pillows, and at her feet are printed boxes, “Ship to Studio Paris.” All of these articles contribute to the creative environment of the artist’s studio, down to the silver tray of colorfully wrapped chocolate truffles resting on the pillow. A naturalistic atmosphere is conveyed with light applications of paint. This aids in defining the setting as a through visual record for the artist, as well as the muse.

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Yoonsil – La Sirene Enchanteur

Yoonsil - La Sirene Enchanteur

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
“La Sirene Enchanteur” (The Enchanging Mermaid), is a fanciful depiction of Lord Toph’s muse, Yoonsil as a beautiful mermaid. Because of her fascination with this mystical creature, Yoonsil expressed interest of being depicted in this light in one of Lord Toph’s paintings. So, he indulged her. The mermaid is undeniably striking, due to the scale of the piece, and the expression on her face. She is surrounded by schools of fish, and her skin is tinted with soft shades of aqua blue and green. Whisps of gold leaf are used about the figure to create an imperial gleam of mystical presence. There is a certain aura of sensuality, as well as tranquility emanating from her subtle smile, and undulating movement as she swims gracefully beneath the sea.

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Yoonsil – The Beautiful

Yoonsil - The Beautiful

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
This composition reveals a more intimate aspect of Yoonsil’s character. Heavy in thought while being painted she appears to be reflecting on memories. She is portrayed with arms delicately close to her sides, with her head tilted downward. Sinuous strokes of blues and violets gracefully adorn her long flowing hair to accentuate her grace, and femininity. Light applications of paint are applied in a somewhat pattern-like placement upon the face, giving it a sense of soft complexity. Peacefulness is easily perceived in viewing this piece. Pale hues of chartreuse were carefully chosen as a background to exemplify her aura. The color chartreuse is said to represent confidence, prosperity, travel & growth.

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Yoonsil – Blue Violet

Yoonsil - Blue Violet

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
A straight forward approach is taken in this painting to translate the more direct aspect of Yoonsil’s
personality. She is painted wearing a blue top, and a red violet skirt. One hand is placed on her hip, and
one knee is slightly bent: much like the position many royal or aristocratic figures were painted in during earlier periods throughout art history (i.e., Renaissance, Romantic, Rococo, & Victorian). Blended vertical lines are used behind the figure to coincide with the “straight forwardness” of the expression on the face, and the assuredness in the stance. Cool green tones are applied to create a subdued contrast, giving the fair complexion of the figure more of an alluring presence.

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Yoonsil – Early Afternoon

Yoonsil - Early Afternoon

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
“Early Afternoon” captures the essence of Yoonsil in a more leisurely fashion. With a three quarter
positioning of the face, and a brighter display of light and shadow, the image conveys light spirit, and gentle character. Deep tones of blue, green, violet, and brown create texture for the dark flowing hair down the subject’s back. Soft hues of pink top light layers of color that resonate about the face to exhibit youth and pureness. Shades of sea foam green tint the surface, and door in the background, providing a serene energy and environment.

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Yoonsil – String of Beads

Yoonsil - String of Beads

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
This composition is reminiscent of Lord Toph’s “Contour Fantasy Period.” Intense colors are primarily painted adjacent to the next color, in order to display an unabashed pureness in every hue.
The image of Yoonsil is rendered with curving strokes, and contoured lines. This has become a recognizable characteristic of Lord Toph’s style. The figure is portrayed wearing a white dress, while lying down, and holding a strand of beads. The overall appeal of this piece is whimsical, and full of life. Although the figure is in a stationary position, a sense of energetic movement is established by the flow of lines, and illuminosity of color.

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Yoonsil – In the A.M.

Yoonsil - In the A.M.

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
This piece holds a certain sensuality that also radiates from Yoonsil’s expression. She appears to be relaxing with white sheets, or linen material casually draped over her legs. Sitting up, with her back resting comfortably against a large pillow, she wears a slight smile. A deep maroon, or crimson material is draped behind her to suggest a warm, passionate setting. Much like a few other paintings in this series, this piece was painted on unprimed canvas to create a deliberate drag effect, allowing the medium to act as a stain, giving a batik-like effect to the surface. The image is enveloped in stylized strokes to characterize the texture and detail of the composition.

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Yoonsil – After an Outing

Yoonsil - After an Outing

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
After an outing, Yoonsil sits in a chair in Studio Paris. She is dressed in evening attire. A simple black
dress, yet elegant. She appears confident, collected, and relaxed. Lord Toph became inspired to paint her at that instant, to portray yet another intriguing part of her personality. He uses layers of light washes, graceful strokes, and warm tones surrounding her figure to enhance her expression and femininity. The contrasting of tones is brilliantly balanced between cool and warm hues.

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Yoonsil – Black & Blue

Yoonsil - Black & Blue

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
In this composition, Yoonsil exudes confidence. She displays an astute demeanor through her posture, poise, and expression. Dressed in black high boots, and a simple, yet stylishly savvy black dress, she sits
glamorously with hands resting on the back of her chair. Black, blue, and violet colors were applied to the canvas entirely by the use of a palette knife to achieve texture. This impasto effect is to represent the numerous layers of her personality.

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Yoonsil – Of Pretty Colors

Yoonsil - Of Pretty Colors

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
Yoonsil is encircled by positively bright bold colors; broad in stroke, and deliberate in execution.
The vivid colors are meant to amplify in exterior, her vivacious and exuberant personality. The cool tones of blue about her face, aid in balancing contrast of the multilayered applications of color.
With the eyes as the primary focal point of this piece, they are rendered dense and transfixed to captivate the viewer. Yoonsil’s expression is calm and content, as she appears to exhibit a slight smile, while observing the artist at work.

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Yoonsil – Purity

Yoonsil - Purity

“Images of Yoonsil” (Collection)
Oil on Canvas
This painting of Yoonsil was the first painting completed in this series. Minimal detail and texture is applied for simplicity. Although this piece is effectively evoking by the use of fluid strokes, it remains well balanced in symmetry. The figure, representing the positive space, is enshrouded by a multitude of warm primary and secondary hues. Deep cool colors are closer to the figure’s exterior, as an emanation of her inner-self. The figure is simply clothed in white, with her head tilted in a classical style (i.e., Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks,” Raphael’s “Madonna and Child,” & “The Pieta” by Michelangelo). The subject appears weightless in the composition, devoid of surface. This gives the figure a somewhat undulating ethereal presence. She stands innocently, and peacefully, with arms in a subtle outstretched show of emotional revelation. At her feet, is a small gift wrapped in a crimson ribbon. This addition to the composition is an essential facet of detail representing virginity, birth, menstruation, and to exalt the feminine sex as gift to man.

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