Pushba immersed herself in the subject matter, materials, techniques and historical background of Caravaggio and produce her interpretation of ‘The Flagellation of Christ’ by Caravaggio. Pushba received her award from Chrissie Harrington at University Campus Suffolk on Thursday 27th September. The winning painting was made using numerous life drawings, photographs, and compositional studies. The canvas size, use of oil paint, colours, tonality and painting style all relate to the original.
Pushba said “Caravaggio entices me simply because he captures the human state at its best, worst, and in every case the most passionate, whether the passion is related to death or life it’s recreated enigmatically. Caravaggio’s work I believe defines the physically emotional characteristics conveyed by humans in everyday life.”