Belle

“Each picture is a take on a world-famous painting, in styles ranging from pre-Raphaelite to art deco. The works of art have been re-created down to the temperamental skies of Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus, or the bold daubs of a de Lempicka portrait. But they have also been ingeniously updated: Ingres’ Grande Odalisque is now equipped with a telephone; and in the Giorgione mock-up, as Venus sleeps, her mountain bike can be seen in the background. Common to each is a beautiful female central subject in a state of tasteful undress. Patrick Nicholas, the photographer, captures the allure of his subjects without resorting to gratuitous smut. He has done the classical masters proud.” Nicholas Farrel from The Sunday Times magazine


Danaïd 2014

Inspired by Rodin's sculpture of a Danaïd

Rusalka 2016

In Dvorak's opera the water sprite Rusalka, renounces her immortality for...

Chanson d’automne

French poet and Austrian painter Few poets have summed up the melancholy of...

Weeping Willow Woman 2014

The broken bough In early spring 2009 I took a...

In These Shoes 2017

 In These Shoes? Inspired by Kirsty MacColl's song and The Wanderer by...

Deluge 2016

inspired by Winifred Knight's 1920 painting "The Deluge" Sometimes a...

Three Graces 2017

The Three Graces is one of the most popular subjects of all time in painting...

This Autumn Evening 2012

A picture based on Haiku poetry How long does one look at a picture, a work...

Water Statues 2018

inspired by Franco Battiato's song Oceano di Silenzio A Water Statue in...

Luxe, Calme et Volupté 2015

Matisse painted “Luxe, calme et volupté” during his Fauve period near...

Le Spectre de la Rose 2015

This picture had its origins in the sight of a freshly painted blue boat on...

Dido 2009

A picture about loss. Dido and Aeneas, the tragic love story of the...

Hamadryads 2009

A Hamadryad is not immortal, her life is as long as the tree she...

Diana and Actaeon 2008

What is the appeal of one myth over another for an artist or his...

Bacchanalia 2008

There is a glade near Lake Bolsena of such uncommon beauty that all those who...

Nordic Walker 2010

Satyrs and Sleeping Nymph (1627)  Poussin In Arcadia a girl sleeps at...