The Muse

artwork specifications

  • Full Title The Muse
  • Date Completed August 2014
  • Dimensions 100 x 100cm
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Ground Gesso primed canvas
  • Ground Support 4,5cm deep wooden stretcher with no wedges
  • Framing Unframed
  • Authentication Signed (XTN) bottom center
  • Authentication date Not dated
  • Series Tranmutation
  • Sub-Series Not Applicable
  • Copyright Owner Corné Eksteen Artist
  • Publications None
  • Model Andrew Draper


  • Availability Sold
  • Current Location Private Collection | South Africa
  • Prints Not available
Full view of Corné Eksteen's Artwork: The Muse

artists' statement

"Transmutation" is defined as the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form. This concept was explored through the creation of 12 portraits where the visual appearance of subjects were altered by the creation of painted layers and their physical images transformed into abstracted versions through various techniques.

exhibtion history

  • Transmutation | Karoo 1 Gallery | De Doorns | South Africa | October / November 2014
  • Disintegration | artSPACE durban | Durban | South Africa | September 2015