Jack Vettriano, 1951-, is a Scottish contemporary painter. His oil painting, The Singing Butler, became a best selling image in Britain. The artist has been described as a purveyor of " soft porn" and a painter of " dim erotica ". In his works women are sexual objects, frequently half naked and vulnerable, always in stockings and stilettos dim erotica.
Jack Vettriano paintings Bluebird at Bonneville, sold for £468,000. In 2004, the canvas art The Singing Butler was sold for £744,500, which was rejected by the Royal Academy summer exhibition.
Vettriano is a self-taught artist in drawing and perspective who manipulates paint in veiled glazes and meaningful shadows. Jack's style is different with salvador dali
, pablo picasso
, andy warhol
, tamara de lempicka
, diego rivera and frida kahlo
, roy lichtenstein
, joan miro
. Vettriano's style has been compared to that of edward hopper
's and Sickert's, and his scudded beaches to those of Boudin. In many of his paintings, there is a hidden narrative, in enigmatic compositions, a starting point for dozens of short stories.