Hiba Schahbaz, Self Portrait as Grand Odalisque (After Ingres)

Self Portrait as Grand Odalisque (After Ingres) is one of the artist’s first life-size paintings
and marks a departure from her use of traditional miniature painting. Deeply steeped in the
artistic traditions of her native Pakistan, Schahbaz combines these references with those from her
own life and the legacy of western art history. Here, the figure has been painted entirely with
black tea on earth stained, handmade
paper which was collected from a 92 year old paper maker in Jaipur, India.