La Maja Desnuda
This is a reference to the famed Goya painting of a reclining nude. The model’s naked body symbolizes the futility of dressing up when there is neither the need nor the occasion, while the red fan points to the growing frustration with the never-ending lockdowns.
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A Journey to Self
Dina Be was classically trained in drawing and painting in Russia and focused on portraiture and illustration early on. After a long hiatus during which she pursued career paths in business and academia, she returned to painting drawing her inspiration from her immediate surroundings and choosing themes that evoke joy, harmony, and quiet contemplation. Dina Be is a member of Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. Her recent works have been shown at local and national exhibitions and found homes in private collections.