BRIGITTE BARDOT is a gallery quality art print of an original painting by Barry Novis. It is available in various sizes on 100% cotton rag fine art paper or high grade canvas, ready for framing. Also available is a Signature Edition art print which is hand-finished and hand-signed by the artist.
Art prints are professionally printed in Australia, then rolled and sent in a postal tube along with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. International orders are welcome. Packing, postage and insurance are free worldwide.
The original painting, 100x125cm on canvas, is SOLD.
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During the 1950s and 1960s French actress and singer Brigitte Bardot became one of the most famous sex symbols in cinema history. Born and raised in Paris, she swapped ballet for acting in 1952, achieving international recognition in the 1957 movie "And God Created Woman".
As a sexually emancipated woman, Bardot was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's intellectual essay "The Lolita Syndrome" which declared her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. Fiercely patriotic, from 1969 to 1978 Bardot was the official face of the previously anonymous "Marianne", representing the liberty of France.
Brigitte Bardot retired from acting in 1973 after acting in 47 films, performing in several musicals and recording more than 60 songs. Thereafter she used her fame to promote animal rights, establishing the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals in 1986. She has since become one of the world's most famous and vigilant animal rights activists. Her work in this regard inspired artist Barry Novis to paint her portrait incorporating her statement: "I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals."