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Q & A: Cortez thoroughly enjoys painting-in-painting concept

Painter Jenness Cortez incorporates great artists’ works in her own creations. Cortez’s work is the subject of a new book, “Homage to the Creative Spirit: The Paintings of Jenness Cortez,” by Karen Rechnitzer Pope.
Painter Jenness Cortez incorporates great artists’ works in her own creations. Cortez’s work is the subject of a new book, “Homage to the Creative Spirit: The Paintings of Jenness Cortez,” by Karen Rechnitzer Pope.
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Painter Jenness Cortez has admired the great artists of the Western world since she was a young girl. But it wasn’t until five years ago that she decided to honor them, one by one, by including their masterpieces in her own paintings. Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Winslow Homer’s “Snap the Whip” and Monet’s “Morning With Willows” are just a few of the dozens of iconic images that she has appropriated for her own realist paintings. ...


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